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    Pro Fishing Challenge
    FAQ
    Version 1.0
    Author: MysticWeirdo
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    CONTENTS
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     1. Introduction
     2. Version History
     3. Starting the Game
     4. Main Single Player Menu
     5. Tutorial
     6. Lakes
     7. Fish Tips
     8. Free Fishing
     9. Tournaments
    10. Store
    11. Equipment Database
    12. Fish Database
    13. Tips
    14. LEGAL
    15. Contact Information
    16. References
    17. Credits
    
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    1. Introduction
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    I am MysticWeirdo also known by my real name Warren Grieder.
    
    Pro Fishing Challenge is a fishing game for the Xbox.
    
    The game features 21 different species of fish, including several varieties of
    bass which are the primary focus of the game.  Four lakes are available to test
    your angling skills.  With 301 lures after accounting for color and rigging
    variations, 30 line types, 35 types of rods, and 2 reel types, this game offers
    632100 possible tackle setups.
    
    This guide is intended for the single player mode of the game.  I don't have
    Xbox live and can't comment on that mode of the game. If you're seeking
    information on Xbox Live mode, I suggest visiting the forums listed in the
    reference section, you may find more information there as well as schedules for
    upcoming online tournaments.
    
    This game is compatible with a fishing controller.  However, since I lake one of
    those this guide will focus on using the stardard Xbox controller.
    
    
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    WARNING #1:  You may notice the game autosaves when starting and ending a day of
    fishing.  Don't trust this, I lost all of the prizes for the 1st day of the
    masters tournament doing so.
    
    I believe the end of the day autosave only saves your records (and maybe
    credits).  Always select Save and Exit from the main menu after each tournament
    day to ensure that you save any clothing options, boats, and fishing tackle you
    may have won. If you don't the unlockables CANNOT be won back by replaying the
    tournament, while the equipment and boats may be purchased the unlockable are
    gone for good. Equipment can be won again on the replays.
    
    I think starting a new day of fishing saves it as well but don't rely on it.
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    WARNING #2: If you delete an angler that has partipated in a tournament, any
    unlockables they've received may be unavailable to a new angler created in the
    same slot.
    
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    2. Version History
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    Version 1.0, April 3, 2005. Initial version of the guide.
    
    
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    3. Starting the Game
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    3.1 Game Type Selection
    =======================
    
    The first thing to do is select a Single Player game or Xbox Live.  This guide
    will focus exclusively on the single play game.
    
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    3.2 Start New or Load Saved Game
    ================================
    
    After selecting single player choose an empty save slot to begin an new game
    or choose an existing character to continue a saved game.
    
    
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    3.3 Character Creation
    ======================
    
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    3.3.1 Appearance
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    If your starting a new game you need to create an angler:
    1. Select the anglers gender: Male or Female
    
    2. Choose of of the nine faces.
    
    Male Faces:
    
    Face#  Skin Color  Hairstyle
    1      Light       Short Brown
    2      Light       Short Blonde
    3      Light       Medium Brown
    4      Dark        Very Short Black
    5      Light       Bald
    6      Light       Short Grey Hair
    7      Light       Very Short Grey Hair
    8      Light       White Hair and Goatee
    9      Light       White Hair ant Full Beard
    
    Female Faces:
    
    Face#  Skin Color  Hairstyle
    1      Light       Strain Blonde
    2      Light       Curly Blonde
    3      Light       Brown with ponytail to side
    4      Dark        Grey
    5      Light       Very Short Blonde
    6      Light       Brown Straight
    7      Light       Black Straight
    8      Light       Brown Ponytail to back
    9      Light       Black in a sort of bun/ponytail
    
    3. Enter a name (or accept randomly generated default) for the angler.  Page
    Change switches between lower and upper case.
    
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    3.3.2 Outfit
    ------------
    
    Auto Edit
    ---------
    This option randomly selects an outfit.
    
    Hats
    ----
    
    Select a hat from these options (B-both genders, M-Male only, F-Female only):
    
    (B) No Hat
    (B) Sports
    (B) Camouflage
    (B) The Stars and Stripes
    (M) Dragon
    (M) Skeleton
    (M) Denim
    (M) Crocodile
    (M) Net
    (M) Wool
    (M) Leather
    (F) Scorpion
    (F) Hibiscus
    (F) White
    (F) Snake
    (B) Check
    (M) Red check
    (B) Work
    
    Sunglasses
    ----------
    Choose one of:
    No Sunglasses
    Sunglasses 01
    
    Jacket Color
    ------------
    Choose the color of the jacket from:
    Light Gray
    Royal Blue
    Sky Blue
    Dark Cyan
    Forest Green
    Spring Green
    Dark Sea Green
    Khaki
    Golden Rod
    Dark Orange
    Chocolate
    Hot Pink
    Pale violet Red
    
    Logo
    ----
    
    Select the logo on the back of the jacket from:
    Discovery
    Flash Gear
    Love Lures
    Wanted
    Victory
    Fishing
    Star
    Good Fish
    Bass
    Pro Fishing
    Charlie Yamanaka
    Tera Bass
    
    Shirt
    -----
    Select a shirt from:
    Shirt 01 (A tank top, the female.s is cut lower in the front than the male's)
    Shirt 02 (Long Sleeved Shirt)
    
    Changing the shirt type resets the shirt color to Sports
    
    Shirt Color
    -----------
    Select a shirt color from (B-both genders, M-Male only, F-Female only):
    (B) Sport
    (B) Camoflage
    (M) Dragon
    (M) Skeleton
    (F) Scorpion
    (F) Hibiscus
    (B) Denim
    (M) Crocodile
    (M) Net
    (M) Wool
    (M) Leather
    (F) Number 78
    (F) Rose Pink
    (F) Lace
    (F) White
    (F) Snake
    (B) Check
    (M) Red check
    (B) Work
    
    Pants
    ------
    Select Pants from:
    Pants 01 (Short, the female's reveal most of the legs, the male's go down to
              the knees)
    Pants 02 (Full lenght pants covering the legs)
    
    Changing the parts type resets the pants color to Sports.
    
    Pants Color
    -----------
    Select a pants color from (B-both genders, M-Male only, F-Female only):
    (B) Sport
    (B) Camoflage
    (M) Dragon
    (M) Skeleton
    (F) Scorpion
    (F) Hibiscus
    (B) Denim
    (M) Crocodile
    (M) Net
    (M) Wool
    (M) Leather
    (F) Number 78
    (F) Rose Pink
    (F) Lace
    (F) White
    (F) Snake
    (B) Check
    (M) Red check
    (B) Work
    
    Shoes Color
    -----------
    Select a shoes color from (B-both genders, M-Male only, F-Female only):
    (B) Sport
    (B) Camoflage
    (B) The Stars and Stripes
    (M) Dragon
    (M) Skeleton
    (F) Scorpion
    (F) Hibiscus
    (B) Denim
    (M) Crocodile
    (M) Net
    (M) Wool
    (M) Leather
    (F) Number 78
    (F) Rose Pink
    (F) Lace
    (F) White
    (F) Snake
    (B) Check
    (M) Red check
    (B) Work
    
    OK
    --
    Select OK to confirm you character and move on to the main menu.
    
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    4. Main Single Player Menu
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    The main menu is navigated using the left thumbstick or the d-pad.  The A
    button selects the highlighted item.  The B button returns to the previous
    level.  In the edit tackle and shop submenus, the Y button can be you to call
    up the in game Help.
    
    You start the game with 50000 credits and amatuer ranking.
    
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    4.1 Select Game
    ===============
    
    This option takes you to a submenu with the options Tournament and Free
    Fishing.  I'll cover each of these in their own sections.
    
    If you haven't previously selected the Tutorial with you current character,
    selecting either of these option will take you to the tutorial first.
    
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    4.2 My Information
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    There are three options in this submenu to choose from: Personal Information,
    Personal Bests, and Tournament Hi Scores
    
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    4.2.1 Personal Information
    --------------------------
    
    Selecting this option times you to a screen displaying your angler's name,
    rank, play time, and cash on hand.
    
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    4.2.2 Personal Bests
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    Selecting this option displays your weight and length records for the various
    species of fish in the game.
    
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    4.2.3 Tournament Hi Scores
    --------------------------
    
    This option display your records for the five tournaments and the season.
    Your win count is also displayed.
    
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    4.3 Wear Change
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    This option allows you to change your anglers outfit.  The same option that
    were available in character creation can be chosen from.
    
    Additional options will come available
    
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    4.4 Edit Tackle
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    The game allow you to have two sets of tackle (lure, reel, rod, and lines) set
    up.  This submenu lets you configure them.
    
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    4.4.1 Initial Inventory
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    The default sets are
    
    Tackle Set 01 (equipped):
    Lure: Basic Crank Type F
    Reel: Type C Reel
    Rod: Origin Rod C-65R-ML
    Line: Origin Line N 16 lb.
    
    Tackle Set 02:
    Lure: Origin stick
    Reel: Type S Reel
    Rod: Origin Rod S-60F-UL
    Line: Origin Rod Line N 8 lbs.
    
    Your initial lure inventory (include the ones selected in the two tackle sets)
    is:
    1 Origin Popper
    1 Origin Swisher
    1 Origin Minnow Type F
    1 Origin BrassVib Type S
    1 Origin Crank200 Type F
    1 Basic Crank type F
    2 Origin spinner TW 1/2 oz.
    1 Origin Stick
    2 Origin Paddle Tail
    2 Origin Straight Worm
    1 Origin Grub
    
    You only have the rods, reels, and lines in the two tackle sets when you
    start.
    
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    4.4.2 Editing the tackle
    ------------------------
    
    On selecting on of the two tackle sets you'll see three options.
    
    Exchange
    --------
    Choose this option to set the current tackle set as the default.
    
    Edit
    ----
    Call up another submenu to change the lure, reel, rod, and/or line in the set.
    
    Select the item type to change, and select the replacement from the listed
    items in your inventory.  Items with 0 are already in one of the sets and
    cannot be selected.  Some lures may offer a rigging option after selecting
    them.
    
    Select Finish to confirm you changes.
    
    Remove
    ------
    
    This option can be used to remove a lure, reel, rod, and/or line from the
    current set, leaving the space empty.  As the tackle set is unusally until the
    space is full, this option's only useful for swapping items between the two
    sets when there are none in reserve, or when selling and items to make room
    for a replacement purchase in you inventory.
    
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    4.5 Database
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    Select this option to read the in game descriptions for the various lures,
    reels, rods, lines, boats, and fish in the game.
    
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    4.6 Shop
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    Buy and sell equipment in the shop by selecting the appropriate option here.
    See the shop section for the equipment prices.
    
    You'll see a display showing the total number of items in your inventory, the
    maximum number of items you're allowed, the number of the currently selected
    item you have, the price of the currently selected item and your cash on hand.
    
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    4.7 Options
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    There are 6 selections in the option menu.  Two, player information, and Xbox
    communicator are Xbox live only and are greyed out in single player mode.
    
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    4.7.1 Screen Display
    --------------------
    You can toggle several HUD elements in this submenu: Wind, Gear, Time, Player
    Name, Lake Map, Depth Finder, Lure Information, Timing Gauge, Tension Guage,
    and Fishing Guide.
    
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    4.7.2 Screen Gamma
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    Adjust the display brightness with the slider on this subscreen.
    
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    4.7.3 Sound
    -----------
    
    You can adjust the volume for the Background Music, Sound Effect, and
    Environmental sounds here.
    
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    4.7.4 Xbox Controller
    ---------------------
    You can toggle the controller vibration on and off in this submenu.
    
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    4.8 Tutorial
    ============
    
    Selecting this option begins a fishing tutorial.  Starting this tutorial is
    required before participating in a tournament or free fishing.  I'll go into
    this in more detail in the Tutorial Mode Section.
    
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    4.9 Save & Exit
    ===============
    
    This option save the game and returns to the title screen.
    
    
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    5. Tutorial Mode
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    You enter tutorial mode when you select Tutorial from the main menu, or the
    first time you select one of Tournament or Free Fishing from the Select Game
    submenu if you have started the tutorial previously.
    
    If you want to skip the tutorial enter start, start, up, A, A, B, U, A, A to
    navigate out of the tutorial to the main menu. You should only do this if
    you've been through the tutorial with another angler as it teaches you most of
    the controls you're going to need.
    
    When playing through your newly gained knowledge at the end of many of the
    tutorial subsections.
    
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    5.1 Manuevering
    ===============
    
    This section theaches you how to move the boat with the engine and trolling
    motors.
    
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    5.1.1 Maps
    ----------
    
    The Maps subsection gves an overview of the map system so you'll know where
    you are on the lake.
    
    Small Map
    ---------
    
    The small map in the upper righ of the screen shows your location, direction,
    and the weigh in piers (no piers in Xbox live mode).
    
    The small map has two modes: a zoomed in positions and surroundings view, and
    a zoomed out view of the entire lake.  Use the white button to toggle between
    the views.
    
    Big Map
    -------
    Press the black button to toggle the big map on and off when in Engine Mode.
    The big map is more detailed that the small map and also shows the your
    location and the locations of the weigh in piers. (On Xbox Live other player
    positions are also shown).
    
    TEST: There's no test for this subsection.
    
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    5.1.2 Engine Mode
    -----------------
    
    Engine mode is used to move across the lake.
    
    Use the right trigger to move the boat forward, the amount pressure on the
    right trigger determines the boats speed.
    
    Steer with the left thumbstick.
    
    Releasing the right trigger results in the boat slowing to a stop.
    
    The left trigger: toggles gears between forward and reverse.
    
    TEST: Maneuver the boat to the yellow circle.  Start moving by pulling down on
    the right trigger.  Adjust you direction with the left thumbstick so you're
    going in the direction of the big "Go" arrow at the botton of the screen. Keep
    moving until you reach the circle.
    
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    5.1.3 Trolling Mode
    -------------------
    
    Use trolling to fine tune your boats position.
    
    In trolling mode you move the boat using the left thumbstick.  The boat moves
    in the direction you holding the thumbstick.
    
    TEST: Move the boat into the yellow circle.  Pull left on the left thumbstick
    until the arrow is straight up, and then push up until you're in the circle.
    
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    5.1.4 Changing Boat Mode
    -----------------------
    
    When you first start on the lake your in engine mode. When in engine mode stop
    the boat and press A to switch to trolling mode.
    
    In trolling mode, press A to go to casting mode, or B to go to engine mode.
    
    In casting mode, press B to return to trolling mode.
    
    TEST: There is no test for this subsection.
    
    NOTE: If your using a Handrow.  The modes are rowing and casting.  You control
    the two oars individual using the left and right thumbsticks.  Rotate the two
    thumbstick at the same speed in opposite directions to go forward (or back).
    
    Rotate the in the same direction to turn sharply or vary their speeds when
    moving forward to turn gradually.
    
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    5.2 Casting
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    This section covering the different types of casts.
    
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    5.2.1 Overhead Cast
    -------------------
    
    To perform and overhead cast:
    Press and hold A to trigger the Timing Gauge.
    Release A after the guage starts moving to cast.  Try to release when the
    guarge is full.
    
    If the cast is released to soon it won't go very far, if its released too late
    it will fall short.
    
    NOTE: The tutorial doesn't mention this but there's a variant of the Overhead
    Cast called the Doublehand Cast.  To perform it press up on the d-pad andthen
    go through the same motions as the overhead cast.  The doublehand cast goes
    further and has a slower timing gauge than the overhead cast.
    
    Thumbing the line
    -----------------
    
    If a cast is going to go to far you can thumb the line to get it to stop
    sooner.  Push the A button to thumb to line after the cast has started. How
    hard you press A affects the strength of the thumbing. This can be done with
    any type of cast.
    
    TEST: Make three sucessful overhead (or Doublehand) casts.
    
    The timing guarge for the overhead cast fills up very quickly so you'll only
    need to hold down the A button for a fraction of a second.  You'll get a
    "Good" cast if you release with the Timing Gauge above 75%. (You may see
    Excellent if the guage is very close to full.)
    
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    5.2.2 Sidehand Cast
    -------------------
    
    The side hand cast is used in strong winds for a low cast.
    
    Press right on the d-pad and then go through the same motions as the overhead
    cast.
    
    Releasing the cast to soon cause the cast to go to the right, releasing too
    late causes the cast to go to the left.
    
    NOTE:  The tutorial skips a variation of the sidehand cast as well, the
    backhand cast.  To perform the backhand cast, press left on the d-pad and then
    go through the same motions as the overhead cast. Release too soon or too late
    has the opposite effect from the sidehand cast.
    
    TEST: Make three successful sidehand (or backhand casts).  The timing gauge
    for either these casts fills up at the same rate as the overhand cast so time
    the release accordingly.
    
    
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    5.2.3 Pitching
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    Pitching is short cast type use to fish in a specific area.
    
    Press up on the d-pad and then go through the same motions as the overhead
    cast.
    
    If the cast is released to soon it won't go very far, if its released too late
    it will fall short.
    
    TEST: Make 3 Successful pitching cast.  The timing is the same as the overhead
    cast.
    
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    5.3 Retrieve
    ============
    
    Retrieval is the art of reeling the lure back in after casting in a manner
    that tempts the fish to bite the lure.
    
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    5.3.1 Reeling
    -------------
    
    Press and hold the right trigger to reel, the pressure on the trigger
    determine the reeling speed.  Don't reel in to fast.
    
    If the line is not reeled after casting the line is in a free spool state
    where theres no tension on the line allowing the lure to drop naturally.
    Pressing the right trigger to start reeland cancels the free spool state.
    Pressing the left trigger reenters the free spool state.
    
    TEST: Reel with moderate speed.  Hold the right trigger with medium pressure
    to reel the lure in.
    
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    5.3.2 Rod Actions
    -----------------
    
    Rod actopms are used to manpulate the lure to make it more tempting to the
    fish.
    
    Pushing up on the left thumbstick lowers to the rod. Pressing A draws the rod
    towards you.  The amount of pressure you apply to A when you pressing affects
    the rods angle.
    
    TEST:  Use rod action.  Cast the line and start realing it in.  Push the left
    thumbstick up and press A for the rod action.  You'll need perfore rod action
    about 16 times, use a second cast if necessary.
    
    
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    5.3.3 Snags
    -----------
    
    On occassion your lure will get snagged on a structure, lake bottom, or weeds.
    If a particular lure gets snagged several times in an area try switching to a
    different lure.
    
    Getting out of a snag
    ---------------------
    
    Pull and hold the right trigger to reel and maintain tension.  Move the left
    thumbstick to the upper right and press A to swiiing the rod.  Change the
    angle of the rod by varying the pressure you press A with and switng the rod
    to escape the snag.
    
    The line may break if its not strong enough for the tension.  Adjust the
    pressure on the right trigger if the tension meter glows red.
    
    You can give up and use B to cut the line and lose the lure.
    
    TEST: Recover from 3 snags.  Cast your lure, it will snag as you reel it in.
    When it does pust the left thumbstick to the upper right and pepeated press A.
    If the tension guage starts glowing red ease up on the right trigger.  The
    snag should be escaped in a few seconds.
    
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    5.3.4 Bites
    -----------
    
    When a fish bits the controlled will vibrate and the lure will move to the
    upper right of the lure window. (If you have there turned off in the options,
    you have to watch to lure depth and line movement.)
    
    TEST: Get 5 bites.  Cast out and reel in until you get 5 bites.
    
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    5.3.5 Hooking
    -------------
    
    Make sure the fish bites the hook "FISH" appears on the screen when the fish
    is hooked and you'll enter fight mode.
    
    To hook the fish, when you feel the bite press and hold the right trigger to
    retain line tension and start reeling, move the left thumbstick to angle the
    rod, and press A to swing the rod to set the hook.
    
    Press A hard and quick for a quick hooking.
    
    Press A slowly for a sweep hooking.
    
    If done improperly the hook may come loose during the fight.
    
    TEST: Hook 3 fish.  Cast out the line and reel it in.  When you have a bit,
    press down hard on A to hook the fish.
    
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    5.4 Fight
    =========
    
    Fight mode has you realing in the fish after hooking it.
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    5.4.1 Tension
    -------------
    
    Pay attention to the line tension meter.
    
    If the meter blue, there's no tension on the line and the hook may come loose.
    Raise the rood and reel it in a bit.
    
    If the meter is red, there's too much tension of the line and it may break.
    Stop reeling and use rod action to maintain tension.
    
    TEST: There is no test for this subsection.
    
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    5.4.2 Reeling
    -------------
    
    Rull and hold the right trigger to reel after the fish takes the hook.
    Maintain tension while reeling.  When there's no tension reel quickly and stop
    when there's too much tension.
    
    If you real too forcefully may result in the line breaking or the hook
    lossening.
    
    TEST: Get a fish to bite you hook and reel it in. Cast the line and start
    reeling.  When the fist bites set the hook and start reeling.  Watch the
    tension as you reel the fish to the boat.
    
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    5.4.3 Rod Action
    ----------------
    Use the left thumbstick to move thye rod during the fight.  Move the rod in
    the opposite direction from the fish's swimming.
    
    Keep the rod down and avoid pulling the rod to often as the fish may jump
    loosening the hook.
    
    For a large fish you may want to pull the rod by pressing A to change the
    direction the fish is swimming.
    
    TEST: Practice different rod actions.  Cast the line out and reel it in.  When
    the fish bites, set the hook and start to real it in.  Push the left
    thumbstick to the left or right depending to the direction the fish is
    swimming.  You'll be prompted on screen when you need to move the thumbstick.
    
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    5.4.4 Landing
    -------------
    
    The fight get the fish to the boat, now its time to land it.
    
    Small fish are landed automatically.
    
    Larger fish need to be landed manually.  A landing marker appear when the fish
    is close to the boat.  If the meter is white, the fish is still strong and you
    should continue fighting it with rod actions.  When the meter turns red, the
    fish is weaken and may be landed by pressing B.  There's a change the fish
    will regain energy and the meter may turn which again.
    
    TEST: Practice landing the fish.  This is essential the same as the rod action
    test, except you see the landing marker when the fish gets to the boat.  Wait
    for the marker to turn red and press B to land the fish.
    
    This conclude the tutorial mode.
    
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    6. Lakes
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    ========
    6.1 Time
    ========
    
    The clock moves at six time real time.  So a six hour tournament lasts for 1
    hour real time. Free fishing can last up to 2 hours. Make sure you have enough
    time available before starting an outing.
    
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    6.2 Lake Menu
    =============
    
    If you press the start button a menu pops up on the left hand side.
    
    In single player mode the Xbox Live only commands: Start Competetion, Friends
    List, and Player List are disabled.
    
    Single Player Options:
    ----------------------
    
    Edit Tackle
    -----------
    
    This is identical the main menu version.
    
    Live Hold
    ---------
    
    Examine todays catch.  The fish you've catch today will be here.  If your in a
    tournament only the fish matching the target specifications get put in here.
    
    Game Information
    ----------------
    Available in a tournament only, this option will display the regulations for the
    day's tournament.
    
    Help
    ----
    
    Calls up to help system
    
    User Info
    ---------
    
    Displays your anglers information.
    
    Leave Lake
    ----------
    
    Weigh in and return to the main menu. In tournaments this concedes defeat for a
    0 lb weigh in.
    
    
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    6.3 Lake Maps
    =============
    
    If you zoom in the Big map by right clicking on the the map, your notice the
    various grid sectors have been numbered.
    
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    6.4.1 Lake Shieh
    ----------------
    
                43                35
    
          46 45 44 42             36
    
       54 47 23 24 41 40 39 38 37 34
    
    48 49 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    
          56 50 09 10 11 12 13 33
    
             55 04 51 05 05 07 08 32
    
                   52 01 26 02 03 31
    
                      53    28 30
    
                   25       29
    
    Piers:
    ------
    
    Pier 1: Sector 25
    Pier 2: Sector 48
    Pier 3: Sector 31
    
    Other features:
    
    Rivers flow into the lake is Sectors 25, 29, 35, and 54.  Another flows out in
    sector 32.
    
    There are several small islands in sectors 27, 46, and 47, on the border of
    sectors 50 and 56, and on the border of 50 and 54.  There are two large islands,
    one spanning sectors 02 and 28, the other spanning sectors 23 and 24.
    
    A bridge spans sector 43 over some deep water.
    
    A strait runs north of pier 1, through sector 53.
    
    Favorite Fishing Spots:
    The rivers in sectors 54 and 32, in the strait in sector 53, and to the west of
    the island in sector 02.
    
    
    
    ---------------
    6.4.2 Lake Ougi
    ---------------
    
    This for lake Ougi isn't layed out as nicely as lake Shieh, if looks something
    like this:
    
    
                       14
                     04  15
               08  09  02  03
             12  10  11  01
           32  29  42  06
        13   46  43   41
       13 48   49  44   05
      13  48 50  45  07
    35  44  40  39  16
    34  28  51  51  17
      18  30  52
        19  53  25
          36  27  28
            37  26   34
              22   23
              33   21
                29
    
    
    Piers:
    ------
    
    Pier 1: Sector 13
    Pier 2: Sector 14
    Pier 3: Sector 33
    
    Other features:
    
    There are small man made structures in sectors 06, 13, 15, 17, 24, and 36.
    There's also a large building in sector 18.
    
    The are rivers flowing into the lake through control gates in sectors 24 and 25,
    and one flowing out in sector 33.  Theres a dam in sector 17.
    
    The are artificial inlets in sectors 19 and 37.  A partial opened control gate
    blocks passage through a channel in sector 32.
    
    There are short bridges in sectors 19, 32, and 37.  There are 2 longer bridges,
    one spanning sectors 1, 2, and 4, and the other spanning sectors 21 and 33.
    
    There are a couple of small islands in sector 35.
    
    Favorite Fishing Spots:
    Under the two longer bridges and in sector 32 between the bridge and the flow
    control gate.
    
    
    ---------------------
    6.4.3 Blueripple Lake
    ---------------------
    
    Another awkwardly partioned map.  The sectors are layed out something like this:
    
    
      01
     02
    03  05
      04
      06               42       40
     07    13            38   39
    08   12                 37
    09 11           41     36
     10             34    35
      14  18          33
       15  19                31  32
        16  20         30
             21    25     29
          17     22    27
                   26     28
            23  24
    
    
    Favorite Fishing spots:
    Just around the last bend to the north in sector 40, I've caught a Amur Catfish
    in excess of 60 lbs here.
    
    
    Piers:
    ------
    
    Pier 1: Sector 26
    Pier 2: Sector 37
    Pier 3: Sector 33
    
    Other features:
    
    The tops of the dead trees can be seen in sectors 1, 2, ,3 , 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10.
    
    Man made structure can be found in sectors 15, 33, and 38.
    
    Rivers flow into this man made lake in sectors 1, 28, 32, and 40.
    
    The dam hold the water in this lake spans sectors 23 and 24.
    
    Rocks can be found in sectors 1, 18, 28, 32, 40, 41, and 42.
    
    A bridge spans sectors 29 and 30.
    
    -----------------
    6.4.4 Mirror Lake
    -----------------
    
    The sectors of Mirror Lake come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Here's a
    crude approximation of how they're layed out.
    
    
             31   29 06 26 07 15  44
       12  32  30 28 27 11 25  24   22
    
    34  33                       23
    
    36  35                       21 08
    
     43                          20 09
    
      37                        19 10
          38  02  02  03       17
      39                 04  16
         40           47      45
             51   50
                      48     05
          01    48  49  49  13
          41                  42
                                14
    
    
    
    Piers:
    ------
    
    Pier 1: Sector 13
    Pier 2: Sector 35
    Pier 3: Sector 11
    
    Other features:
    
    The main flood gates are closed in sector 41.  Smaller flood gates are closed in
    sectors 14, 15 and 41.  There is a set of open flood gates in sector 38.
    
    A small island is in the northwest corner of the lake where sectors 12, 32, 33,
    and 34 meet.  Another small island spans sectors 7 and 26, its not possible to
    travel on the north side of this island since the water passage is too narrow.
    
    A very large island occupies the northern half of the map.  Pipes enter the lake
    from this island in sectors 2, 3, and 4.
    
    A river flows into the the lake in sector 17.
    
    There are bridges in sectors 17 and 42, one spanning sectors 10 and 19, and
    another spanning 11 and 26.
    
    Favorite Fishing Spots:
    I've haven't found any really good or really bad spots in the lake.  I've caught
    Blue Catfish in excess of 60 lbs in sectors 38 and 48.
    
    
    ******************************************************************************
    7. Fishing Tips
    ******************************************************************************
    
    =========================
    7.1 Stock up at the store
    =========================
    
    Before heading out onto the lake, make sure you have several of your favorite
    lure.  This will prevent you from having to switch to an alternate lure in the
    event of a line break or a snag you can't free the lure from.
    
    ==================
    7.2 Picking a boat
    ==================
    
    When setting out on a tournament day choose the fastest boat (i.e. largest
    engine) you have available.  This will allow you the maximum time for fishing
    before you need to head in.
    
    ===============
    7.3 Pier Choice
    ===============
    
    If you already know when you intend to fish, make sure you choose the closest
    pier, to gain a few minutes of fishing time.
    
    ===========================
    7.4 Locating a Fishing Hole
    ===========================
    
    Thing to look for when scoping out a fishing hole:
    Obstacles and weeds that provide cover for fish.
    Structure providing shade
    Moving water for its higher oxygen content.
    Variations in the lake bed on the depthfinder.
    
    NOTE: Dots on the depthfinder may be fish. The larger dots are larger fish.  If
    you here a ping there's a really large fish. If you run across an area with a
    lot of them try fishing there.
    
    
    --------------------------------
    7.4.1 Possible Species Locations
    --------------------------------
    
    Here are non exhaustive list of where the different species of fish can be
    found.
    
    7.4.1.1 Bass
    ------------
    
    The different species of bass can be found through the lakes where the
    tournaments a held for which they're the targets.
    
    
    Smallmouth Bass
    ---------------
    Lake Shieh: Narrow passage north of pier 1.
    
    Blueripple Lake: In river east of pier 1.
    
    
    Northern Largemouth Bass
    ------------------------
    Lake Shieh: Off west shore of sector 2 island.
    
    Lake Ougi: Under bridge near pier 2.
    
    Blueripple Lake:  In river east of pier 1.
    
    Mirror Lake: East of island in northwest corner.
    
    Florida Largemouth Bass
    -----------------------
    
    Blueripple Lake: In river east of pier 1.
    
    Lake Ougi: Under bridge near pier 2.
    
    Mirror Lake:  East of island in northwest corner.
    
    
    Spotted Bass
    ------------
    Lake Shieh: Narrow passage north of pier 1.
    
    Mirror Lake: East of island in northwest corner.
    
    7.4.1.2 Other Species
    ---------------------
    
    Blue Gill
    ---------
    Under the bridges in Lake Ougi, or in the waterway around the large island in
    Mirror lake.
    
    Rainbow Trout
    -------------
    Under the bridge near Pier 2 in Lake Ougi during amateur 2nd tournament.
    
    Carp
    ----
    Under the bridge near Pier 2 in Lake Ougi during amateur 2nd tournament.
    
    My record 21 lb. was caught in sector 40 of Blueripple Lake on 03/22
    (professional tournament).
    
    Amur Catfish
    ------------
    Pretty much everywhere. The passage north of pier 1 in Lake Shieh, under the
    northern bridge in Lake Ougi, in the waterway around the northern half of mirror
    lake, in the inlet north of pier 3 in Blue Ripple lake.
    
    My record 63 lbs. 6 oz. was caught in sector 40 of Blueripple lake on 03/16
    (professional tournament)
    
    Even the smallest of these put up a tough fight.  If you have a fish that
    doesn't jump and your haven't trouble reeling in, odds are its one of these.
    
    Blue Catfish
    ------------
    I caught one of these on the eastern side on the small island in the northwest
    corner of mirror lake during the Amateur 4th tournament.
    
    I've caught two over these over 60 lbs. in sectors 38 and 48 of Mirror Lake. The
    one in sector 48 was my record at 67 lbs. 15 oz. on 05/08 (Profession
    Tournament)
    
    Brown Trout
    -----------
    Under the bridge near Pier 2 in Lake Ougi during the Profession Final
    Tournament. Also in sector 32 in the Professional Final Tournament.
    
    Brook Trout
    -----------
    I caught one of these at the northern end of the narrow passage north of pier 1
    on Lake Shieh during the Amateur 1st Tournament.
    
    Channel Catfish
    ---------------
    Under the bridge near Pier 2 in Lake Ougi.
    
    I caught my record of 40 lbs. 6 oz. in sector 32 in Lake Ougi on 06/05
    (Profession Tournament)
    
    Chain Pickerel
    --------------
    In the channel north of pier 1 in Lake Shieh during Amateur 1st Tournament.
    
    Lake Trout
    ----------
    Under the bridge near Pier 2 in Lake Ougi during the Amateur 1st Tournament.
    
    Muskellunge
    -----------
    I've caught several of these in Lake Shieh. One was in the center of the basin
    the river in the northeast empties into during the professional tournament.
    Another was off the western shore of the island in sector 2 during the Amateur
    Final Tournament. The rest have been in the various rivers.
    
    Northern Pike
    -------------
    
    In the strait north of pier 1 in Lake Shieh during masters 1st tournament.
    
    I've caught 41 lbs one in the river north of pier 2. (I didn't save it because I
    was trying for the win to get the prize list for this guide.) My saved record is
    30 lbs in Mirror lake.
    
    Sauger
    ------
    In the inlet north of Pier 3 in Blueripple Lake during the amateur 3rd
    tournament.
    
    Striped Bass
    ------------
    In the inlet north of Pier 3 in Blueripple Lake during the amateur 3rd
    tournament.
    
    My record of 56 lbs 13 oz was caught is sector 40 of Blueripple on 03/17
    (Professional Tournament)
    
    Walleye
    -------
    In the inlet north of Pier 3 in Blueripple Lake during the amateur 3rd
    tournament.
    
    Crappie
    -------
    In the river in the northeast corner of Lake Shieh during the amateur 1
    tournament.
    
    Perch
    -----
    In the river in the northeast corner of Lake Shieh during the amateur 1
    tournament.
    
    
    ====================
    7.5 Equipment Choice
    ====================
    
    NOTE: If your using a soft lure that has a choice of riggings, the rigging may
    be reset to the default on entering the lake from the main menu.  Select edit
    tackle from the Lake Menu an
    
    ===========
    7.5.1 Lures
    ===========
    
    The lures are divided in two categories: hard bait and soft bait.
    
    The in game help database suggests using hard bait in wide areas to look for
    bass.  However looking for dots in the depthfinder work just as well for
    locating fish.
    
    Types of hard bait: Pencilbait, Poppers, Noisy Plugs, Swishers, Darters, Frogs,
    Jerk Minnows, Diving Minnows, Vibration Lure, Crankbait, Shad Plugs, Spinner
    Bait, Buzzbait, Swimbait, Rubber Jigs, Metal Jigs, and Spoons.
    
    The in game help database also suggests using soft bait in areas with bass. I've
    found that fish will bite at soft bait more often then they will on hard
    minnows.
    
    Types of soft baits: Straight Worms, Grubs, Stickbait, Reapers, Tubeworms,
    Paddle Tails, and Lizards.
    
    
    My personal favorite, the pearl white lizard, I discovered thank to a post by
    Anon Indie, on the official board for the game at:
    http://p211.ezboard.com/fatlususadiscussionboardfrm40
    
    The in game help says that the bass find the lizards two pairs of limbs
    appealing.  As for the color choice, water tends to filter out the shorter
    wavelengths of light, making those lures with colors that reflect the longer
    wavelengths, white which reflect all wavelenghths and red at the long wavelength
    end of the spectrum.
    
    I've also seen a message board post at worldwidefishing.com relating a real life
    fishing story which calls the white lizard the best bass lure.
    
    The are various types of rigs that can be used with the soft baits: No sinker,
    split shot, Texas, Florida, Carolina, Jighead, Drop Shot, and Wacky.  Not all
    rigs are available for some types of soft bait.
    
    
    I typically use the Carolina Rig with the lizard for no better reason than I
    only have to press up once when selection the rig to deselect the no sinker rig.
    Anon Indie's post recommends the Florida Rig.  The Texas rig could also be
    considered as the help database call it "snagless", although I don't notice a
    difference in the number of snags.
    
    The white lizard is not necessarily the best lure to use it this game, but it
    will see you through most of the 12 single player tournaments.  I used a blue
    Short Minnow Type F in the Amatuer tournament in Lake Ougi for 2 wins there.
    
    ==========
    7.5.2 Line
    ==========
    
    The choice of line will effect how many bites you'll get and how easily the line
    will snap.
    
    You'll suffer fewer snaps when you choose a heavy line but you also get fewer
    bites as the fish are more likely to notice the line.
    
    I prefer the 16-20 lb lines as I lack the finesse required for the lighter
    weight lines.
    
    For those wanting additional challenge go with the 2 lb line.
    
    If your trying exclusively to land the really big fish or are having a lot of
    trouble with line breaks, the 30 lb lines will give you the best chance.  Rainy
    weather is a must for this line to reduce the visibility in the water.
    
    The in game database tell you to choose the line type according the retrieve
    method to be used:
    
    Nylon for horizontal movements: Jerk Minnows, Diving Minnows, Vibration Lure,
    Crankbait, Shad Plugs, Spinner Bait, Buzzbait, Swimbait and Spoons
    
    Fluorocarbon for vertical movements: Rubber Jigs, Metal Jigs, and soft bait.
    
    PE for topwater lures: Pencilbait, Poppers, Noisy Plugs, Swishers, Darters, and
    Frogs.
    
    Depending on how you retreive some of the lures they may fall into different
    categories.
    
    I generally ignore this advice and use Nylon for it's greater elasticity (which
    I'd like to thing make it less prone to breaking).
    
    =========
    7.5.3 Rod
    =========
    
    If your a novice, you'll probably want to go with the easier to use spinning
    rod, which the help database recommends for lighter lures.  The bait casting rod
    is recomended for heavier lures.
    
    Rods have two other factors to consider taper and power.
    
    The taper should be choose according the type of lure being used.
    
    Vertical movements should use a fast taper.
    Horizontal movements should use a regular taper.
    Topwater lures should use a slow taper.
    
    The power of the rod should be chosen to match the line strengh and lure weight
    according to the help data base.
    
    Power  Line Strength  Lure Weight
    UL      2 - 8 lbs.    1/32 - 3/8 oz.
    L       4 - 12 lbs.   1/16 - 1/2 oz.
    ML      4 - 14 lbs.   3/16 - 5/8 oz.
    M       6 - 16 lbs.   3/16 - 1   oz.
    MH      8 - 20 lbs.   1/4  - 1   oz.
    H      10 - 25 lbs.   3/8  - 1 1/4 oz.
    EXH    10 - 25 lbs.   3/8  - 1 1/2 oz.
    
    I completes ignored the advice on Taper and Power and just used the default slot
    1 rod: Origin Rod C-65R-ML.  According to the help database I with a lizard and
    16 lbs test line I should be usings an S-60S-M if there were such a rod in the
    game.  C-65S-M or the pricey C-65EXS-M would probably by a better choice. After
    switching to the C-65EXS-M (and 16 lbs. FC line) I found that fish were easier
    to reel in, although the number of hook off has gone up (especially with
    catfish).
    
    =================
    7.5.4 Reel Choice
    =================
    
    Choose the reel that matches the rod you're using.  Don't use a spinning reel
    with a bait casting rod or vice versa.
    
    
    ===========
    7.6 Casting
    ===========
    
    I recommend using the Double Hand Cast (up on the d-pad when casting).  It's
    slowly moving timing gauge allow more accurate casts.  The casts also go
    further, you may want to cast at the halfway point on the gauge or thumb the
    line to limit the distance.
    
    If the wind picks up you will notice the lure in blown off course.  You may want
    to switch to the sidehand or backhand cast in these conditions.  Choose the one
    that will get you in the least trouble with you're most common timing mistake.
    
    If you want a short cast in a situation where your getting a lot of pings under
    the boat, perhaps the pitching cast is in order, although you could just tap A
    with an overhead cast for a similar effect.  If your targetting some nearby
    weeds or other obstacle use the pitching cast.
    
    Instead of casting you can also drop the lure over the side of the boat by
    clicking the left trigger.  Do this if you want to do some vertical fishing with
    a jig, spoon, or soft bait.
    
    
    =============
    7.7 Retrieval
    =============
    
    Press and hold the right trigger to retreive the lure.  You can vary the speed
    of the lure be adjusting the amount of pressure.  Rod actions can be applied
    with the left thumbstick and A button to give the lure some additional movement.
    
    The lure window will be green if the lure is being retreived corrected.  If its
    red either speed up or slow down the retrieval or use some rod actions.
    
    The best technique for retreiving the lure will vary from lure to lure.  Some
    lures may give you a choice of multiple techniques.
    
    -------------
    7.7.1 Falling
    -------------
    
    After a lure hits the water, you can allow it to sink in the water if its a
    sinking type.  Begin retrieval when the lure reaches the desired depth.
    
    The lure can be allow to fall straight down in a free spool state, or you can
    reel in a bit to remove the slack, making the lure fall in a curve to provide
    some additional action during the fall.
    
    
    Applicable Lures:
    Short Minnow Type S
    BrassVib Type S
    SilentVib Type S
    AK Jig
    Metal
    Spoon
    soft baits
    
    ---------------------------
    7.7.2 Retrieval Techiniques
    ---------------------------
    
    Steady Retrieve
    ---------------
    
    Put a constant pressure on the right trigger to retreive the lure at a constant
    speed.
    
    Stop and Go
    -----------
    
    Occassional release the right trigger while retrieving to stop the lure.
    
    
    Twitching
    ---------
    
    Push the left thumbstick up to lower the rod, and press A repeatedly.
    
    
    Jerking
    -------
    
    Move the left thumbstick and left and right quickly while using the stop and go
    technique.
    
    
    Bottom Crawling
    ---------------
    
    Let the lure fall to the bottom and then start reeling in the lure.
    
    
    Bottom Knocking
    ---------------
    
    Allow the lure to hit the bootom.  Lift it by moving the left thumbstick down,
    pressing A, and/or briefly pressing the right trigger before allowing the lure
    to hit the bottom again.
    
    
    Swimming
    --------
    
    Like bottom crawling, except using some additional rod actions by moving the
    left thumbstick and pressing the A button.
    
    
    Shaking
    -------
    
    Move the left thumbstick in small incremented while retrieving.
    
    Walking the Dog
    ---------------
    
    Move the left thumbtick to the left and right to get the lure to zig-zag while
    retrieving.
    
    
    Lift and Fall
    -------------
    
    Lift the lure and let it fall again, like in bottom bumping except the lure
    doesn't hit the bottom.  If you're close to the boat, alternate between pressing
    the left and right triggers.
    
    ----------------------------------------------
    7.7.3 Keeping Lures "Green" in the lure window
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    I've found the lures go into the green in the follow retrieval modes.  This list
    may not be exhausting.
    
    Pencilbait: Stationary
    
    Popper: Stationary, Press A and move the left thumbstick left or right
    
    Noisy Plug: Stationary, Very Slow Steady Retrieve
    
    Swisher: Stationary
    
    Darter: Stationary, Press A while retrieving
    
    Frog: Stationary, Press A while retrieving
    
    Jerk Minnow: Stationary (or falling for type S), Slow to Moderate Steady
    Retrieval
    
    Diving Minnow: Stationary, Slow to Moderate Steady Retrieval
    
    Vibration: Falling
    
    Crankbait: Stationary, Press A while using a very slow steady retrieve
    
    Shad Plug: Stationary, Slow steady retrieve
    
    Spinner Bait:  Falling, Moderated steady retrieve
    
    Buzzbait: Moderate steady retrieve
    
    Swimbait: Falling, Slow steady retrieve
    
    Rubber Jig:  Pull down on the left thumbstick and press A, Press A while
    retrieving vertically
    
    Metal Jig:  Pull down on the left thumbstick and press A, Press A while
    retrieving vertically
    
    Spoon: Falling, lifting, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Straight Worm: Falling, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Grub: Very slow steady retrieve
    
    Stickbait: Falling, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Reaper: Falling, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Tube Worm: Curved falling, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Paddle Tail: Curved falling, very slow steady retrieve
    
    Lizard: Curved falling (no sinker Falling as well), very slow steady retrieve
    
    
    ===========
    7.8 Hooking
    ===========
    
    When you get a bite, press the A button hard and hold it and then move the left
    thumbstick quickly to the left and right to hook the fish. This should be
    effective most of the time.
    
    =========================
    7.9 Fighting/Landing Fish
    =========================
    
    Once the fish is on the line you need to reel it in.  You need to pay attention
    to the direction the fish is swimming and the tension on the line as you do so.
    
    I've found I suffer far fewer hook off by keeping the A button held down
    throughout the fight.  The fights seem to take less time when do this as well.
    
    The tension meter is a 3/4 circle that if it were set on a clockface would go
    from zero at 6 o'clock to maxed at 3 o'clock.  If the tensions stays at zero too
    long the fish will hook off.  If the tensions maxes the line will break.
    
    Try to maintain the tension between the 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock positions.  If
    it goes over that range, ease up on the right trigger, or click on the left
    trigger to release the spool and put some pressure on the right trigger again
    after a second.  If it drop below, pull harder on the trigger.  If the meter go
    completely blue move the left thumbstick around to try to get some tension back.
    
    Don't be hasty reeling in the fish, its better to tire it out at a fair distance
    (10 - 20 ft.) from the boat, than to deal with the erratic tension an energetic
    fish can cause when its close to the boat.
    
    While your fight the fish, watch for the prompts that tell you to change the
    rods direction and do so.  If possible, anticipate these by watching the
    direction the fish is swimming.
    
    Fish up to and including some of those at 2 lbs 3 oz. are landed automatically.
    Larger fish much by landed manually by pressing B when the landing marker is
    red.  It may be necessary to continue the fight for a while for the fish to
    tire.
    
    During a tournament you might not want to waste time on non target fish.  If you
    can recognize the hook fish is not a target species, either by visual
    recognition when it jumps or by its behavior (i.e. non jumpers are usually of
    the Esox genus or catfish), you can let it go by clicking the left trigger to
    release the tension allow it to hook off in a few seconds.
    
    POTENTIAL PROBLEMS:
    -------------------
    
    -The fish races straight towards the boat causing the meter to go completely
    blue, possible hook off:
    
    Reel as fast as you can and move the left thumbstick around trying to regain
    some tensions.  You may be able to avoid a Hook Off if you can regain some
    tension quickly enought.
    
    
    -The fish makes frequent course changes near the boat possibly swimming under
    the boat, causing the tension meter to become erratic, possible line break or
    hook off:
    
    Push the left thumbstick up and do some light pumping of the right trigger to
    try to stabilize the tension.
    
    
    -The fish is stuck on a rock, bridge support, shoreline, or other obstactle,
    possible hook off.
    
    Press the left trigger to release tension and hope the first swims out from
    behind the obstacle.  Restore tension with the right trigger after a second.
    
    
    -Times running out on the day and you're still fighting with a big one.
    (Possible penalty/disqualification)
    
    Either let the fish go by pressing the left trigger to release tension, or
    continue the fight conceding defeat on the day.
    
    
    
    ==========
    7.10 Snags
    ==========
    
    When you get snagged, put a bit of effort into saving the lure.  Pull the right
    trigger, press A repeated.  Try rapidly rotating the left thumbstick in both
    direction while holding A several times.  Don't waste too much time in a
    tournament though,  if the lure doesn't free itself in short order, press B to
    cut the line at reequip one of your spares.
    
    
    ******************************************************************************
    8. Free Fishing
    ******************************************************************************
    
    ==========
    8.1 Set Up
    ==========
    
    You need to go through several screens to choose the settings for Free
    Fishing.
    
    ----------------------------
    8.1.1 First screen of set up
    ----------------------------
    
    Lake
    ----
    Choose the Lake from:
    Lake Shieh (unlocked from the start)
    Lake Ougi  (unlocked later)
    Blueripple Lake (unlocked later)
    Mirror Lake (unlocked after first Amateur Season)
    
    
    Date
    ----
    Pick the day of the year, this defaults to the current date on your Xbox.
    
    Time
    ----
    Set the start and enter time.  These are in 30 minute increments ranging from
    6:00 to 18:00.
    
    Select next to go to the second set up screen.
    
    
    -----------------------------
    8.1.2 Second screen of set up
    -----------------------------
    
    Yesterday's Weather
    -------------------
    Choose from Clear, 3 Cloudy settings, 3 Rain setting, or 3 Snow setting.
    
    Temperature
    -----------
    Choose one of several temperature settings.  The increment between settings is
    about 1.9 F.  The range will depend on the date and lake.
    
    Lake Shieh Temperature Ranges:
    
    Date Range      Temperature Range
    Jan  1 - Feb 26   22.5 - 39.6 F
    Feb 27 - Feb 28   24.4 - 45.3 F
    Mar  1 - Mar 31   33.9 - 54.8 F
    Apr  1 - Apr 30   45.3 - 68.1 F
    May  1 - May 31   54.8 - 77.6 F
    Jun  1 - Jun 30   64.3 - 85.2 F
    Jul  1 - Sep 22   68.1 - 89.0 F
    Sep 23 - Sep 30   60.5 - 81.4 F
    Oct  1 - Oct 31   47.2 - 70.0 F
    Nov  1 - Dec  1   35.8 - 54.8 F
    Dec  2 - Dec 31   28.2 - 45.3 F
    
    Mirror Lake Temperature Ranges:
    
    Date Range      Temperature Range
    Jan  1 - Mar 31   60.5 - 79.5 F
    Apr  1 - Jun 20   68.1 - 85.2 F
    Jun 21 - Jul  5   75.7 - 90.9 F
    Jul  6 - Oct 14   77.6 - 92.8 F
    Oct 15 - Nov 30   73.8 - 87.1 F
    Dec  1 - Dec 31   60.5 - 79.5 F
    
    Lake Ougi Temperature Ranges:
    
    Date Range      Temperature Range
    Jan  1 - Mar 24   26.3 -  60.5 F
    Mar 25 - Apr 17   35.8 -  92.8 F
    Apr 18 - Jul  9   51.0 -  96.6 F
    Jul 10 - Sep 14   81.4 - 104.2 F
    Sep 15 - Nov 20   51.0 -  96.6 F
    Nov 21 - Dec 31   26.3 -  60.5 F
    
    
    Blueripple Lake Temperature Ranges:
    
    Date Range      Temperature Range
    Jan  1 - Jan 31   49.1 - 68.1 F
    Feb  1 - Feb 28   49.1 - 71.9 F
    Mar  1 - Apr 19   51.0 - 71.9 F
    Apr 20 - Apr 30   54.8 - 73.8 F
    May  1 - May 31   58.6 - 75.7 F
    Jun  1 - Jun 30   62.4 - 81.4 F
    Jul  1 - Aug 31   66.2 - 87.1 F
    Sep  1 - Sep 30   66.2 - 85.2 F
    Oct  1 - Oct 31   60.5 - 81.4 F
    Nov  1 - Nov 30   54.8 - 75.7 F
    Dec  1 - Dec 31   49.1 - 70.0 F
    
    
    
    Today's Weather
    ---------------
    
    There are four 3 hour time increments to set today weather: 06-09, 09-12, 12-
    15, and 15-18.  The selections are the same as for yesterday's weather.
    
    Today's Wind
    ------------
    Choose from 3 wind setting for these same time increments as today's weather.
    
    Click next to move to the third setup screen.
    
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    8.1.3 Third screen of set up
    ----------------------------
    
    Choose the boat from those you own, you have a VHAL to start.  You can acquired
    JON boats, Bass Boats, and Handrows later.
    
    Select an engine from:
    
    VHAL & JON:
    Small    4 hp (unlocked at start)
    Small   25 hp (unlocked for Amateur Day 4 Top 10)
    Medium  35 hp (unlocked for Profession Day 4 Top 10)
    Medium  60 hp (unlocked for Masters Day 1 Top 50)
    
    Bass Boat
    Large  115 hp (unlocked with first bass boat)
    Large  225 hp (unlocked for Masters Season Participtation)
    
    Choose a color of boat from the ones of the selected type the you own.  The
    VHAL you start with is silver.
    
    To give you some idea of how fast each engine is these are my approximate times
    for doing a lap around Mirror Lake.  I start from Pier 1 head northwest to the
    western end of the channel, go clockwise around the channel and return to pier
    1.  The lap times are in real time, multiply by 6 for game time.
    
    HP    Lap Time
    4      16:45
    25      9:45
    35      8:20
    60      6:25
    115     4:30
    255     3:40
    
    Click next to get to the final set up screen.
    
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    8.1.4 Fourth screen of set up
    -----------------------------
    
    Choose a starting pier from those on the map on the selected lake.
    
    Click start to go out of the lake
    
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    8.2 On the lake
    ---------------
    
    Once your on the lake move your boat around the lake in Engine mode to look for
    a promising fishing hole.
    
    Once you've located one go to Trolling Mode and position your boat.
    
    Enter casting mode, and start fishing.  You won't get a bite on every cast so be
    patient.  When you do get a bit, reel in the fish and land it to put in your
    live well.
    
    NOTE: Only the first 100 fish you catch will go into your live well, these are
    the only ones you'll earn credits for so there's no point continuing to fish
    after you've caught 100 fish.  Of course it takes about 10 hours of game time to
    catch that many if you're getting bites almost every cast.
    
    
    
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    8.3 Weighing In
    ----------------
    
    Once your done enough fishing either return to any of the three piers or select
    Leave Lake from the menu to go to the weigh in.  You'll also weigh in
    automatically if time runs on.
    
    You get some credits for each fish in you're live well at weigh in.  The amount
    will vary by the species and the weight of the fish.  The weight of the fish
    when displayed is rounded down to the ounce, but the actual weight is used in
    calculating the credits. The credit are rounded down when giving you your reward
    for the fish.  This table gives the credit value per ounce base on those
    assumptions and the possible margin for error given the data I had at hand.
    
    Species                   Credits   Plus/Minus
    Muskellunge                 0.466     0.003
    Amur Catfish               12.623     0.037
    Spotted Bass               13.467     0.070
    Rainbow Trout              14.176     0.033
    Brook Trout                14.149     0.109
    Walleye                    10.745     0.089
    Northern Largemouth Bass   12.634     0.058
    Northern Pike               2.796     0.009
    Smallmouth Bass            31.526     0.053
    Crappie                    10.630     0.314
    Sauger                     14.206     0.076
    Chain Pickerel              6.327     0.140
    Perch                      12.223     0.152
    Florida Largemouth Bass    15.776     0.024
    Blue Gill                  78.338     1.032
    Carp                        3.783     0.014
    Blue Catfish                7.562     0.023
    Brown Trout                 7.563     0.023  *
    Channel Catfish            13.975     0.029
    Lake Trout                  2.270     0.017
    Striped Bass                4.720     0.024
    
    * I've been unable to catch a Brown Trout in free form mode, the weight and
    credit data I used for the calculations for this fish were found in a post by
    Howard Dale on the Altus forums.
    
    It you're patient enough you can fish to earn credits to buy the equipment you
    want for the big tournament, although you'll earn money faster by finishing well
    in the tournaments.
    
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    9. Tournaments
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    9.1 Tournament Basics
    =====================
    
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    9.1.1 Information and Set Up Screens
    ------------------------------------
    
    When you select tournament you'll be taken to a tournament fitting your rank.
    
    NOTE: If you have a saved  tournament season in progress you'll can choose to
    continue it or start a new season.  If you start a new season your tournament
    hi-scores will be erased (but not the stuff you've unlocked).  If you have
    received professional status and start an amateur tournament you'll forfeit your
    professional standing and will be unable to start a new professional tournament
    until you finish in the top 50 amateurs again.
    
    You'll view a schedule screen first which lists the dates and locations of the
    seasons five tournaments.
    
    The next screen list the details for the next tournament in the schedule.
    
    The third screen list the rules for the day's tournament.
    
    The four screen is a boat select identical to the one in free fishing.
    
    The final screen is the pier select identical to the free fishing version.
    
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    9.1.2 Onto the Lake
    -------------------
    From here you go out onto the lake, just like in Free Fishing mode only with a
    shorter time limit. Head to a potential fishing hole and start fishing.  Any
    fish from the three target species that your catch will go into your live well.
    Only the five biggest will be in the well, if you catch more than that the
    smaller ones will be replaced.
    
    You may notice that some fish seeming at the target lenghth don't end up in the
    live well.  The regulations indicate "Greater Than" so fish at exactly the
    target length don't qualify.  (There are no fractions of an inch length
    measurement so some of the non qualifiers may have been rounded up.)  These fish
    aren't going to win you the tournament anyways so don't worry about it.
    
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    9.1.3 Weigh in
    --------------
    Keep an eye on the clock when fishing to leave yourself enough time to return to
    the pier for weigh to avoid a time penalty or disqualification.
    
    Don't head in immediately after catching your limit.  Keep fishing to try to get
    bigger fish to replace the smaller ones in you live well.
    
    Unlike the Free Fishing, you can't select Leave Lake to weigh in.  You must
    return to the pier you started from.
    
    NOTE: The weight your opponents brings in highly variable.  What may get you a
    win on one attempt may only get you in the top 10 (if that) on another.  I've
    included the lowest and highest values I've observed in each tournament
    description.  Depending on the tournament and the opponents luck, the weight to
    beat could be anywhere from 10 lbs to 40 lbs.
    
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    9.1.4 Points
    ------------
    
    You'll receive points towards your season total based on how you ranked on the
    day.  The ones I know from the top 10 or finishing in that position.
    
    
    Rank  Points   Rank  Points   Rank  Points   Rank  Points   Rank  Points
      1    200      16     60      31     45      46     30      61     15
      2    150      17     59      32     44      47     29      62     14
      3    130      18     58      33     43      48     28      63     13
      4    110      19     57      34     42      49     27      64     12
      5    100      20     56      35     41      50     26      65     11
      6     90      21     55      36     40      51     25      66     10
      7     85      22     54      37     39      52     24      67      9
      8     80      23     53      38     38      53     23      68      8
      9     75      24     52      39     37      54     22      69      7
     10     70      25     51      40     36      55     21      70      6
     11     65      26     50      41     35      56     20      71      5
     12     64      27     49      42     34      57     19      72      4
     13     63      28     48      43     33      58     18      73      3
     14     62      29     47      44     32      59     17      74      2
     15     61      30     46      45     31      60     16      75      1
    
    Ranks 76 and below: 0 pts.
    
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    9.1.5 Prizes
    ------------
    
    Depending on how well you rank, you may unlock something and/or receive one or
    more piece of equipment, make sure you have some open inventory slots for them.
    You'll also receive credits for the fish in your live well just like in free
    fishing.
    
    There appears to be a prizes for winning, finishing in the Top 10, finishing in
    the Top 50, and just for coming out.
    
    
    You'll receive a major cash prize for finishing high in the rankings.  The cash
    prizes for days and seasons are the same.
    
    Rank  Amateur  Professional  Masters
     1st  1000000    1500000     2000000
     2nd   500000     750000     1000000
     3rd   300000     450000      600000
     4th   200000     300000      400000
     5th   100000     150000      200000
     6th    75000     112500      150000
     7th    50000      75000      100000
     8th    35000      52500       70000
     9th    20000      30000       40000
    10th    10000      15000       20000
    
    (Some of this table is extrapolated from values in the other columns.  On a
    subsesquent Profession tournament day I noticed I did not receive a prize for
    10th place, I'm unsure whether this is by design, or a glitch.)
    
    
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    9.2 Unlockables
    ===============
    This is the list of stuff that can be unlocked in the game.
    
    Clothing Options:
    -----------------
    Raibow Shirt Color:  Participate in the Amateur 1st Tournament
    Rainbow Pants Color: Participate in the Amateur 2nd Tournament
    Rainbow Hat Color:   Participate in the Professional 1st Tournament
    Rainbow Shoes Color: Participate in the Professional 3rd Tournament
    
    Panther Shirt Color: Win the Amateur 1st Tournament
    Panther Pants Color: Win the Amateur 2nd Tournament
    Panther Shoes Color: Win the Amateur 3rd Tournament
    Panther Hat Color:   Win the Amateur 4th Tournament
    
    Fire Shirt Color:    Win the Professional 1st Tournament
    Fire Pants Color:    Win the Professional 2nd Tournament
    Fire Shoes Color:    Win the Professional 3rd Tournament
    Fire Hat Color:      Win the Professional 4th Tournament
    
    Red Jacket Color:    Participate in the Amateur 3rd Tournament
    Black Jacket Color:  Finish in the top 50 in the Amateur 4th Tournament
    White Jacket Color:  Participate in the Professional Final Tournament
    
    Top Angler Logo:     Participate in the Amateur 4th Tournament
    Origin Maker Logo:   Finish in the top 50 in the Amateur Season
    Bass Master Logo:    Participate in the Professional 4th Tournament
    Kanji Logo:          Participate in the 2nd Masters' Fishing Challenge
    
    Sunglasses 02:       Participate in the Amateur Final Tournament
    Sunglasses 03:       Finish in the top 50 in the Professional Final Tournament
    Sunglasses 04:       Participate in the Professional 2nd Tournament
    
    Stars and Stripes Shirt Color: Win the 1st Masters' Fishing Challenge
    Stars and Stripes Pants Color: Win the 2nd Masters' Fishing Challenge
    
    
    Lakes:
    ------
    Mirror Lake:      Participate in the Amateur Season
    Blueripple Lake:  Participate in the Professional Season
    Lake Ougi:        Finish in the top 50 in the Professional Season
    
    Engines:
    --------
    
    Small Engine (25 hp): Finish in the top 10 in the Amateur 4th Tournament
    Mid Engine (35 hp):   Finish in the top 10 in the Professional 4th Tournament
    Mid Engine (60 hp):   Finish in the top 50 in the 1st Masters' Fishing Challenge
    Large Engine (255 hp): Participate in the Masters' Season
    
    Tackle Slots:
    -------------
    (2 Slots for the first 3 acquired, 1 for the last)
    
    Finish in the top 10 in the Amateur Season
    Finish in the top 10 in the Professional Season
    Finish in the top 10 in the Professional 1st Tournament
    Finish in the top 10 in 1st Masters' Fishing Challenge
    
    Tackle Box Upgrades:
    --------------------
    (Maximun inventory increased by 20 for the first 3 acquired, 10 for the last)
    
    Finish in the top 50 in the Amateur Final Tournament
    Finish in the top 10 in the Profession 2nd Tournament
    Finish in the top 10 in the Profession Final Tournament
    Finish in the top 50 in the 1st Masters' Fishing Challenge
    
    
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    9.3 Amateur Fishing Challenge
    =============================
    
    The Amateur Fishing Challenge is the first tournament available to you.
    You need to finish 50th on the season to advance to the next round.
    
    The amateur season takes place over five days in September, October, and
    November.  If by some change your unable to finish in the top 50 the date will
    shift for the next attempt at the season.  (If you select new game the dates
    will reset.)  There's no accounting for leap year so there's a seven year cycle.
    There are different fixed weather conditions for each of the five tournament
    days in each of the sever seasons in the cycle, the conditions repeat when the
    cycles start repeating.
    
    Season 1
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/05    Clear/Cloudy    67.3 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/12    Clear           82.4 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/03    Cloudy/Rain     73.6 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/10    Cloudy          77.6 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/07    Cloudy/Rain     45.7 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 2
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/04    Clear/Cloudy    65,6 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/12    Clear/Cloudy    81.1 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/02    Cloudy          74.1 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/09    Clear/Cloudy    79.6 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/06    Cloudy/Rain     44.8 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 3
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/03    Cloudy          67.1 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/10    Cloudy/Rain     82.6 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/01    Cloudy          75.8 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/15    Cloudy          79.0 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/05    Cloudy/Rain     47.3 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 4
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/02    Clear/Cloudy    66.4 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/09    Clear/Cloudy    81.6 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/07    Rain            71.9 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/14    Clear/Cloudy    77.6 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/04    Cloudy/Rain     46.0 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 5
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/01    Cloudy          67.5 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/15    Clear           82.1 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/06    Cloudy/Rain     76.6 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/13    Cloudy          77.4 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/03    Cloudy/Rain     46.0 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 6
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         09/07    Clear/Cloudy    65.9 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/14    Clear/Cloudy    83.1 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/05    Cloudy          72.8 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/12    Clear/Cloudy    78.1 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/02    Cloudy/Rain     47.2 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Season 7
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st         09/06    Cloudy          66.1 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd         09/13    Cloudy/Rain     80.4 F     Lake Ougi
    3rd         10/04    Cloudy          75.6 F     Blueripple Lake
    4th         10/11    Clear/Cloudy    77.8 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       11/08    Cloudy/Rain     45.4 F     Lake Shieh
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Origine Bass Boat 01 (Green Camouflage)
    Top 10: 2 Addition Tackle Set Slots
    Top 50: Origin Maker Logo
    Thanks for Coming Out: Mirror Lake unlocked
    
    In the amateur tournament that gave me first place with 457 points, I edged out
    the second place competitor by 6 points.  The was done on the strength of
    rankings from the five days of 14th, 1st, 24th, 7th, and 16th.
    
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    9.3.1 Amateur 1st Tournament: Lake Shieh
    ----------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Smallmouth Bass > 10 in
    Spotted Bass > 10 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Panther Shirt Color
    Top 10: Origin Crank 300 Type F (gold)
    Top 50: Origin Buzz (pink)
    Thanks for Coming Out: Rainbow Shirt Color unlocked
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  13 lbs. 1 oz.
    High: 18 lbs. 4 oz.
    
    My First Season Results for Day 1: (8 lbs 9 ozs was good for 16th place)
    I started from pier 3 and when to the river in section 35. Using the Basic Crank
    Type F, I pulled in this mediocre catch.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler: (15 lbs. 14 oz.)
    This this I started from pier 1 and started bottom crawling with a pearl white
    lizard on 20 lbs Fluorocarbon in the narrow passage to the north.  I pulled in
    an 8 lb 2 oz Smallmouth bass at the south end and a 2 lbs 7 oz Northern
    Largemouthed bass there later in the day. Another Northern (2 lbs 1 oz) was
    caught off the west coast of the sector 2 island.  Two small fish in those areas
    rounded out the catch.
    
    
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    9.3.2 Amateur 2nd Tournament: Lake Ougi
    ---------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Panther Pants Color unlocked
    Top 10: Origin Rod S-60R-MH
    Top 50: Origin Line N 30 lbs.
    Thanks for Coming Out: Rainbow Pants Color unlocked
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  10 lbs.  9 oz.
    High: 24 lbs. 10 oz.
    
    My Season Results for Day 2: (21 lbs 5 ozs was good for 1st place)
    
    I start from pier 2, and when a short distance to the northwestern end of the
    bridge in section 4.  Using the Origin Minnow Type F I got lots of bites early
    on include a 5 lb+ Northern Largemouth Bass.  I lost that lure in a snag and
    switch to an Origin Swishers which pulled in an 11 lb. Florida Largemouth Bass.
    With three smaller fish these were good for 1 place.
    
    SECOND WIN with new angler: I again used the blue Origin Minnow Type F on 20 lbs
    Fluorocarbonand caught about 14 lbs. of fish. In a stroke of luck the highest
    opponent only had 10 lbs 8 oz.
    
    
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    9.3.3 Amateur 3rd Tournament: Blueripple Lake
    ---------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 7:00 to 13:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Small Mouthed Bass > 10 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Panther Shoes Color
    Top 10: Origin Reaper (black)
    Top 50: Origin Rod C-65EXS-M
    Thanks for Coming Out: Red Jacket Color unlocked
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  15 lbs.  2 oz.
    High: 23 lbs.  9 oz.
    
    My Season Results for Day 3: (9 lbs 1 oz was good for 24th place)
    
    If only the big one hadn't got away.  Only 4 target fish were caught in this
    pathetic showing.  Started for pier 3 and went north to the inlet in section 5.
    Lures used Origin Crank200 Type F and Origin Popper.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    Starting from Pier 1 I headed east to where a river empty into the lake in
    sector 28.  Using the pearl white lizard on 20 lbs Fluorocarbon, casting into
    the river I managed to pull in a 13 lb 7 oz Northern Largemouthed Bass and four
    fish around 2 - 2.5 lbs.  I lost another larger bass when it hooked off on the
    rocks.  22 lbs at weighin earn the victory.
    
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    9.3.4 Amateur 4th Tournament: Mirror Lake
    -----------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 7:00 to 13:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    Spotted Bass > 10 in
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Panther Hat Color
    Top 10: Small 25 hp engine
    Top 50: Black Jacket Color
    Thanks for Coming Out: Top Angler Logo unlocked
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  13 lbs. 13 oz.
    High: 22 lbs.
    
    
    My Season Results for Day 4: (11 lbs 1 oz earned 7th place)
    
    I started from pier 1 and went to the bridge in section 42.  Using the Origin
    Popper, I pulled in a 3+ lb. Spotted Bass at the western end. The Origin Popper,
    the Origin Stick, and Origin Grub were used pulling 4 other fish in the
    neighbourhood of 2 lbs.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    Headed north from pier 2 and use the pearl white lizard on 20 lbs Fluorocarbon.
    Pull in a 6 lbs. 13 oz Northern Largemouth Bass to the east of the island in the
    northwest corner. Another Northern Largemouth Bass at 5 lbs. 10 oz. pulled in
    further south.  Three other qualifiers rounded out the catch at the winning 19
    lb 8 oz.
    
    
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    9.3.5 Amateur Final Tournament: Lake Shieh
    ------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 7:00 to 13:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Smallmouth Bass > 10 in
    Spotted Bass > 10 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 12 in
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Origine Aluminium VHAL01 (Blue)
    Top 10: Origin Shad Type SP (Kinkuro)
    Top 50: Larger Tackle Box, Profession Tournament unlocked
    Thanks for Coming Out: Sunglasses 02 unlocked
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  17 lbs.  6 oz.
    High: 39 lbs. 12 oz.
    
    My Season Results for Day 5: (12 lbs. 8 oz. was good for 16th)
    
    Starting from Pier 3, I headed over the northwest side of the island in sector
    2.  Using the Origin Grub and Origin Stick in caught three decent sized Northern
    Largemouth Bass (2lb 5oz, 3lb 7oz., and 3lb 10 oz.) as well as smaller
    Smallmouth Bass and Spotted Bass.  I had another large one hooks that managed to
    slip free.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    A short distance north of Pier 3 is a stream flowing out of the lake under a
    wooden building.  Casting the pearl white lizard on 30 lbs Nylon into the stream
    I pulled out two respectable fish: an 8 lb and a 7 lb 6 oz Northern Largemouth
    Bass.  Three smaller fish include a 2 lb 8 oz off of pier 3 rounded out the
    catch at 22 lb 8 oz beating a much lower than average (for this tournament)
    second place angler.  This days catch would have been insufficient for many of
    the results I've seen.
    
    
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    9.4 Pro Fishing Challenge
    =========================
    
    The Pro Fishing Challenge is the second tournament available to you.
    You need to finish 50th on the season to participate in the Masters Tournament
    at the end of the season.
    
    The professional season takes place over five days in March to June.  You'll
    start in the season after your last Amateur season, so if you qualify in your
    first Amateur Season you'll start in professional season 2. Every time you
    complete the pro season (and the following Masters seaon if you finish in the
    top 50) the dates will shift for the next attempt at the season.  (If you select
    a new profession season game the dates will reset to season 1.)  The number of
    the subsequent season increase by 1 (or reverts to 1 from 7) from the previous
    Professional season if you didn't finish in the top 50, or from the preceding
    Masters season if you did.
    
    Like the amateur seasons there's no accounting for leap year so there's a seven
    year cycle.
    
    
    There are different fixed weather conditions for each of the five tournament
    days in each of the seven seasons in the cycle, the conditions repeat when the
    cycles start repeating.
    
    Season 1
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/07    Clear/Cloudy    60.8 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/21    Clear/Cloudy    64.0 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/11    Cloudy          40.7 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/02    Rain            67.6 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/06    Clear/Cloudy    63.3 F     Lake Ougi
    
    
    Season 2
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/06    Clear/Cloudy    62.5 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/20    Clear/Cloudy    62.8 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/10    Cloudy/Rain     39.0 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/08    Cloudy/Rain     69.7 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/05    Rain            62.3 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Season 3
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/05    Clear/Cloudy    61.3 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/19    Clear/Cloudy    60.8 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/09    Clear/Cloudy    38.3 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/07    Rain            67.7 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/15    Clear           61.4 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Season 4
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/04    Clear/Cloudy    62.4 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/18    Clear/Cloudy    62.2 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/08    Cloudy          39.9 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/06    Cloudy/Rain     69.6 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/03    Rain            61.3 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Season 5
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/03    Clear           60.7 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/17    Clear           61.7 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/14    Cloudy          41.5 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/05    Rain            69.2 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/02    Clear           64.9 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Season 6
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/02    Clear           62.2 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/16    Clear           59.8 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/13    Cloudy/Rain     39.7 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/04    Cloudy          68.9 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/08    Rain            62.5 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Season 7
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st         03/01    Clear           61.9 F     Mirror Lake
    2nd         03/22    Clear/Cloudy    61.1 F     Blueripple Lake
    3rd         04/12    Cloudy          40.4 F     Lake Shieh
    4th         05/03    Cloudy          69.2 F     Mirror Lake
    Final       06/07    Clear           64.9 F     Lake Ougi
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Origine Bass Boat01 (Blue)
    Top 10: 2 Tackle slots.
    Top 50: Lake Ougi unlocked, Master Tournament days unlocked
    Thanks for Coming Out: Blueripple Lake unlocked
    
    My first attempt at the profession tournament saw me at 6th overall with 314
    points to the winners 394.  Two pathetic days with beautiful fish of non target
    species hurt me in the final standings.
    
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    9.4.1 Professional 1st Tournament: Mirror Lake
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 7:00 to 13:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Spotted Bass > 12 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Fire Shirt Color
    Top 10: 2 additional Tackle Slots
    Top 50: Origin Rod S-60EXF-UL
    Thanks for Coming Out: Rainbow Hat Color
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  14 lbs. 11 oz.
    High: 19 lbs.  5 oz.
    
    (13 lb 8 oz was good enound for 4th)
    Leaving pier 1 and testing out bottom crawling with a pearl white lizard (fish
    seem to bite on these at least every second cast), pulled in my first Walleye on
    the northern boundary in section 49 as well as a person record for a Blue Gill,
    is follow the southern boundary fishing it the reeds catching a couple of
    qualify, albeit small Spotted Bass.  Moving to the first bridge in the eastern
    channel, my first cast pulled in an 8" 12 oz Northern Largemouth Bass, the next
    cast pull in another that just qualified.  Unfortunately I snapped the line on
    another big one losing my last white lizard.  Other bottom crawling lures seems
    less effective. Lost another big fish in another snap.  Settling for the four
    fish, I still managed fourth.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    This time I left from pier 1 at started fishing in the southeast corner of
    sector 48 using a pearl white lizard on 30 lbs Nylon.  I pull in a 13 lb 14 oz
    Florida Largemouth bass here and three qualifying Northern Largemouth Bass
    before moving the the northeast corner of the same sector to catch a qualifying
    Spotted Bass. The weight of 21 lbs 11 oz. provided a win over the distant second
    place angler.
    
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    9.4.2 Professional 2nd Tournament: Blueripple Lake
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 7:00 to 13:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Smallmouthed Bass > 12 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Fire Pants Color
    Top 10: Larger Tackle Box
    Top 50: Origin Lizard
    Thanks for Coming Out: Sunglasses 04
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  14 lbs. 12 oz.
    High: 26 lbs.  7 oz.
    
    
    (5 lbs 13oz was good for 63rd)
    
    I could have sworn Channel Catfish was on the list, I pull out a 28 pounder on
    the boundry between sectors 8 and 9 bottom crawling with a pearl white lizard on
    30 lbs Nylon. Only two qualify fish bottom crawling in various locations with
    the same lure. Also pulled in my first Rainbow trout in the northern part of
    section 14.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    I was only scouting for pontential hot spots for a serious attempt here, but
    I'll take my wins when I can get them. Starting from pier 2 I explore the
    various inlets before catching an 9 lb 3 oz Smallmouth Bass among the rocks in
    sector 18.  Another small qualifying Smallmouth was caught here as well.  After
    getting frustrated with several just under qualifying Northern and Florida
    Largemouths I headed back toward the pier.  Since there was still an hour or so
    left on the clock I tried fishing in the relatively shallow waters in Sector 39
    near there border with Sector 10.  I hooked into an landed a 17 lb. 10 oz.
    Florida Largemouth Bass here.  The 28 lbs 3 oz. weight for the 3 fish was more
    than enough to win.
    
    
    
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    9.4.3 Professional 3rd Tournament: Lake Shieh
    ---------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Spotted Bass > 12 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Fire Shoes Color
    Top 10: Origin Short Minnow Type SP (Perch)
    Top 50: Origin Line FC 20 lb.
    Thanks for Coming Out: Rainbow Shoe Color
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  14 lbs.  3 oz.
    High: 29 lbs. 10 oz.
    
    
    (7 lbs 3oz was good for 57th)
    
    A 21 lb Musky pulled in the deep water in sector 35.  Four qualifying fish two
    from bottom crawling in the middle of the lake, and two from the river in the
    northeast corner.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler.
    Just north of pier two is a river flowing into the lake.  Using the pearl white
    lizard on 16 lb Nylon (high test lines result in very infrequent bites for this
    outing) I pull in 4 Northern Largemouth Bass between 3 lbs. 8 oz. and 3 lbs. 11
    oz. and a Spotted Bass at 4 lbs 2 oz. for a weigh in of 18 lbs. 7 oz. and the
    win.
    
    (At least two other attempts had higher weighing but so did the opponents.)
    
    
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    9.4.4 Professional 4th Tournament: Mirror Lake
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Spotted Bass > 12 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Fire Hat Color
    Top 10: Mid Engine (35 hp)
    Top 50: Origin Swimbait (pink)
    Thanks for Coming Out: Bass Master Logo
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  13 lbs.  8 oz.
    High: 18 lbs.  5 oz.
    
    (7 lb 12 oz was good for 14th)
    
    4 qualifying Spotted Bass from working the easter channel towards the bridge,
    including a 4 pounder.  No large fish pings detected in the areas I surveyed.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    A great day of fishing, I laid anchor just to the southwest of the "4" in sector
    48.  Using the pearl white lizard on 16 lb Nylon, I caught 1 Northern Largemouth
    and 2 Florida Largemouth all in excess of 7 lbs.  Two smaller Spotted Bass
    rounded out the catch at 24 lbs. 14 oz. giving a victory over the distant second
    place competitor.  The real highlight of the day was the 67 lbs. 15 oz. Blue
    Catfish caught at the same location.
    
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    9.4.5 Professional Final Tournament: Lake Ougi
    ----------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    Florida Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Origine Aluminium JON01 (Blue)
    Top 10: Larger Tackle Box
    Top 50: Sunglasses 03
    Thanks for Coming Out: White Jacket Color
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  16 lbs.  6 oz.
    High: 24 lbs.  2 oz.
    
    
    (17 lbs was good for 4th)
    
    Bottom crawling with the pearl white lizard under the same bridge I fished for
    the Amateur tournament.  5 decent sized (3-4 lb) Northern Largemouthed Bass
    caught.  I could have used that 11 pounder from the Amateur tournament, I was
    only 4 pounds shy of 1st. My first brown trout pull in under the bridge.
    
    WINNING ATTEMPT with new angler:
    Another great day of finish.  I fished in the artificial inlet in sector 32
    using the pearl white lizard on 16 lbs. Nylon.  I caught a 16 lbs. 14 oz.
    Florida Largemouth Bass and a 9 lbs. 4 oz. Northern Largemouth bass here.
    Another large bass hooked off earlier in the day.  3 other Northern Largemouths
    over 3.5 lbs were caught bringing the weigh in to 37 lbs 2 oz.  Other notable
    fish with a 40 lbs. 6 oz. Channel Catfish and a 23 lbs 9 oz. Amur Catfish.
    
    
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    9.5 Masters' Fishing Challenge
    ==============================
    
    The Masters are held at the end of the pro seasons to determine the best of the
    best.
    
    The Masters is held on two consecutive days in Mid July following a Professional
    season where you place in the top fifty. The season number will be incremented
    by one from the Professional Season.
    
    
    Season 1
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature  Lake
    1st          07/17   Clear/Cloudy    69.7 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/18   Clear           69.6 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 2
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/16   Clear           67.4 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/17   Clear           68.0 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 3
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/15   Clear           69.0 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/16   Clear/Cloudy    68.8 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 4
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/21   Clear/Cloudy    70.2 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/22   Clear           67.7 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 5
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/20   Clear/Cloudy    67.7 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/21   Clear           68.9 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 6
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/19   Clear           69.2 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/20   Clear           68.4 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    Season 7
    Tournament   Date    Weather       Temperature
    1st          07/18   Clear           69.5 F     Lake Shieh
    2nd          07/19   Clear/Cloudy    68.9 F     Lake Shieh
    
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Origine Bass Boat (Red)
    Top 10: New Tackle Slot
    Top 50: Larger Tackle Box
    Thanks for Coming Out: Large Engine 255 hp.
    
    
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    9.5.1 1st Masters' Fishing Challenge: Lake Shieh
    ------------------------------------------------
    
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Smallmouth Bass > 12 in
    Spotted Bass > 12 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Stars and Stripes Shirt Color
    Top 10: Origine Aluminium VHAL (Red and Silver)
    Top 50:  Mid Engine 60 HP
    Thanks for Coming Out: Origin Line PE 30 lb
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  12 lbs. 11 oz.
    High: 18 lbs. 15 oz.
    
    
    (21 lbs. 11 oz. was good for a win)
    
    Bottom crawling with the pearl white lizard in the narrow passage north of pier
    1, pulled in a 10lb 9oz Smallmouthed Bass at the northern end.  Moving to the
    western shore of the sector 2, casting away from the shore, pulled in a 6 lb. 9
    oz. Northern Largemouthed Bass, and 3 other qualifying fish.
    
    SECOND win with new angler:
    I was all over the map with this one.  Two decent sized Spotted Bass (4 lbs. 6
    oz. and 3 lbs. 14 oz) came out of the river flowing out of the lake north of
    pier three.  A couple of Smallmouth Bass, one 2 lbs. 15 oz. and a smaller one,
    were caught to the northeast of the sector 2 island.  Another smaller Spotted
    Bass came out of the narrow passage north of Pier 1.  The 12 lbs. 13 oz. weighin
    was good for a narrow win.
    
    
    
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    9.5.2 2nd Masters' Fishing Challenge: Lake Shieh
    ------------------------------------------------
    Regulations:
    Time: 6:00 to 12:00
    Time Penalty: 1/2 lib/min late. 30 minutes late disqualifies you.
    Limit: 5 fish
    
    Target fish:
    Smallmouth Bass > 12 in
    Spotted Bass > 12 in
    Northern Largemouth Bass > 15 in
    
    
    Prizes
    ------
    1st: Stars and Stripes Pants Color
    Top 10: Origine Aluminium Jon01 (Orange)
    Top 50:  Origin Rod C-65EXF-ML
    Thanks for Coming Out: Kanji Logo
    
    Weight to beat for first:
    Low:  14 lbs.  9 oz.
    High: 18 lbs.  3 oz.
    
    
    (17 lbs. 7 oz. was good for the win)
    All of my fish were caught in the narrow passage north of pier 1 bottom crawling
    with a pearl white lizard.
    
    SECOND win with new angler:
    Using the pearl white lizard on 16 lbs. Nylon, a 4 lbs. 5 oz. Spotted Bass was
    caught near the reed to the south of pier 1.  A 5 lbs. 10 oz. Northern
    Largemouth Bass was caught in the river north of pier 2 as was a 5 lbs. 11 oz.
    Smallmouth Bass.  Two small fishing caught in those areas rounded out the catch
    at 19 lbs 2 oz. for the win.
    
    
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    10. Shopping
    ******************************************************************************
    
    This section lists the purchase prices of all of the fishing tackle equipment
    at the shop.  Selling prices are 60% of the purchase price, boats can't be
    sold.
    
    =========
    10.1 Lures
    =========
    
    Origin Pencil                800
    Origin Popper                900
    Origin Noisy                1100
    Origin Swisher               900
    Origin Darter                800
    Origin Frog                  600
    Origin Short Minnow Type F   700
    Origin Short Minnow Type S   700
    Origin Short Minnow Type SP  700
    Origin Long Minnow Type F    800
    Origin Long Minnow Type SP   800
    Origin BrassVib Type S       500
    Origin SilentVib Type S      500
    Origin Crank100 Type F       600
    Origin Crank200 Type F       700
    Origin Crank300 Type F       800
    Basic Crank Type F             0
    Origin Shad Type F           600
    Origin Shad Type SP          600
    Origin Spinner TW 1/2 oz.    500
    Origin Buzz                  500
    Origin Swimbait             2000
    Origin AK Jig                200
    Origin Metal                 200
    Origin Spoon                 200
    Origin Straight Worm         100
    Origin Grub                  100
    Origin Stick                 100
    Origin Reaper                100
    Origin Tube                  100
    Origin Paddletail            100
    Origin Lizard                100
    
    =========
    10.2 Reels
    =========
    Type S Reel                28000
    Type C Reel                    0
    
    ========
    10.3 Rods
    ========
    -------------------
    10.3.1 Spinning Rods
    -------------------
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-UL     156000
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-L       25000
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-ML      25000
    Origin Rod S-60F-UL        25000
    Origin Rod S-60F-L         25000
    Origin Rod S-60F-ML        25000
    Origin Rod S-60F-M         25000
    Origin Rod S-60F-MH        25000
    Origin Rod S-60MF-L        25000
    Origin Rod S-60MF-ML       25000
    Origin Rod S-60MF-M        25000
    Origin Rod S-60R-L         25000
    Origin Rod S-60R-ML        25000
    Origin Rod S-60R-M         25000
    Origin Rod S-60R-MH        25000
    
    ------------------
    10.3.2 Casting Rods
    ------------------
    Origin Rod C-65EXF-ML     156000
    Origin Rod C-65F-ML        30000
    Origin Rod C-65F-M         30000
    Origin Rod C-65F-MH        30000
    Origin Rod C-65F-H         30000
    Origin Rod C-65F-EXH       30000
    Origin Rod C-65MF-M        30000
    Origin Rod C-65MF-MH       30000
    Origin Rod C-65MF-H        30000
    Origin Rod C-65MF-EXH      30000
    Origin Rod C-65R-L             0
    Origin Rod C-65R-M         30000
    Origin Rod C-65R-MH        30000
    Origin Rod C-65R-H         30000
    Origin Rod C-65S-ML        30000
    Origin Rod C-65S-M         30000
    Origin Rod C-65S-MH        30000
    Origin Rod C-65S-H         30000
    Origin Rod C-65EXS-ML      30000
    Origin Rod C-65EXS-M      156000
    
    
    =========
    10.4 Lines
    =========
    -----------
    10.4.1 Nylon
    -----------
    Origin Line N 2 lb.         2400
    Origin Line N 4 lb.         2400
    Origin Line N 6 lb.         2400
    Origin Line N 7 lb.         2400
    Origin Line N 10 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 12 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 14 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 16 lb.           0
    Origin Line N 18 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 20 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 22 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 24 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 26 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 28 lb.        2400
    Origin Line N 30 lb.        2400
    
    
    ------------------
    10.4.2 Fluorocarbon
    ------------------
    Origin Line FC 2 lb.        2400
    Origin Line FC 4 lb.        2400
    Origin Line FC 6 lb.        2400
    Origin Line FC 7 lb.        2400
    Origin Line FC 10 lb.       2400
    Origin Line FC 12 lb.       2400
    Origin Line FC 14 lb.       2400
    Origin Line FC 16 lb.       2400
    Origin Line FC 18 lb.       2400
    Origin Line FC 20 lb.       2400
    
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    10.4.3 PE
    --------
    
    Origin Line PE 12 lb.       2400
    Origin Line PE 16 lb.       2400
    Origin Line PE 24 lb.       2400
    Origin Line PE 28 lb.       2400
    Origin Line PE 30 lb.       3000
    
    =========
    10.5 Boats
    =========
    Origine Bass Boat 01     3900000
    Origine Aluminium VHAL01  900000
    Origine Aluminium Jon01   900000
    Rowboat                   360000
    
    There's no point in having more that one boat of a given colors.  The following
    eight boats are either owned already or acquired in the tournaments so there's
    no need to buy these:
    
    VHAL: silver, red and silver, blue
    JON: blue, and orange
    Bass Boat: green camouflage, blue, and red
    
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    11. Equipment Database
    ******************************************************************************
    
    
    ==========
    11.1 Lures
    ==========
    
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    11.1.2 Hard Bait
    ----------------
    
    Origin Pencil
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Pencil Bait
    Colors: Frog, Friteshad, BlackBone, YellowBone, or Chrome
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 3/4 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A topwater lure shaped like a baitfish.  Its head moves
    sideways in a zig-zag pattern.
    
    
    Origin Popper
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Popper
    Colors: Frog, Friteshad, BlackBone, YellowBone, or Chrome
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A topwater lure with a concave face.  It makes a popping
    sound in the water
    
    Origin Noisy
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Noisy Plug
    Colors: Frog, Friteshad, BlackBone, YellowBone, or Chrome
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 3/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A topwater lure shaped like a tadpole.  As you might
    guess, it makes a lund noise.
    
    Origin Swisher
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Swisher
    Colors: Frog, Friteshad, BlackBone, YellowBone, or Chrome
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A topwater lure with a propeller attached on its front or
    back.  As it moves through the water the propeeler rotates to create a
    vibrating sound.
    
    Origin Darter
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Darter
    Colors: Frog, Friteshad, BlackBone, YellowBone, or Chrome
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A topwater lure which dives slightly.  This movement
    creates a nois and ripples in the water.
    
    Origin Frog
    -----------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Frog
    Colors: Green, Chartreuse, Red, Chocolate, or Black.
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 3/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A top water lure shaped like a frog.  It floats on the
    water and hops like in namesake.
    
    Origin Buzz
    -----------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Buzzbait
    Colors: White, Chartrese, Pink, Yellow & White, or Pink and White
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A top water lure with a propeller, rubber skirt, and jig.
    the propeller stirs the water's surface, which splashes and creates a noise.
    
    
    Origin Short Minnow Type F
    --------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Jerk Minnow
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Red Crawfish, Shiner, or Perch
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 4/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure shaped like a slender baitfish and commonly use
    with the jerking technique. The lure floats upward if no action is taken.
    
    Origin Short Minnow Type S
    --------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Jerk Minnow
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Red Crawfish, Shiner, or Perch
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 2/5 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure shaped like a slender baitfish and commonly use
    with the jerking technique. The lure sinks downward if no action is taken.
    
    Origin Short Minnow Type SP
    ---------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Jerk Minnow
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Red Crawfish, Shiner, or Perch
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 4/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure shaped like a slender baitfish and commonly use
    with the jerking technique. The lure does not move unless action is taken.
    
    Origin Long Minnow Type F
    -------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Diving Minnow
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Red Crawfish, Shiner, or Perch
    Length: 6 inches
    Weight: 4/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure shaped like a slender baitfish and commonly use
    with the twitching technique.  The lure floats upward if no action is taken.
    
    
    Origin Long Minnow Type SP
    --------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Diving Minnow
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Red Crawfish, Shiner, or Perch
    Length: 6 inches
    Weight: 4/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure shaped like a slender baitfish and commonly use
    with the twitchng technique. The lure does not move unless action is taken.
    
    Origin BrassVib Type S
    ----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Vibration Lure
    Colors: Shad, Gold, Tiger, Red, or BlackMetal
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lipless lure that moves at a uniform depth. It trembles
    and makes a vibrating sound.
    
    Origin SilentVib Type S
    -----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Vibration Lure
    Colors: Shad, Gold, Tiger, Red, or BlackMetal
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lipless lure that moves at a uniform depth. It trembles
    but gently.
    
    Origin Crank100 Type F
    ----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Crankbait
    Colors: Shad, Gold, Tiger, Red, or BlackMetal
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 3/10 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A round-bodied lure with a lip, that dives.  The size of
    the lip determines the depth and angle of the dive.  This type swims about 1
    meter under the water's surface.
    
    Origin Crank200 Type F
    ----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Crankbait
    Colors: Shad, Gold, Tiger, Red, or BlackMetal
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 3/10 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A round-bodied lure with a lip, that dives.  The size of
    the lip determines the depth and angle of the dive.  This type swims about 2
    meters under the water's surface.
    
    Origin Crank300 Type F
    ----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Crankbait
    Colors: Shad, Gold, Tiger, Red, or BlackMetal
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 3/10 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A round-bodied lure with a lip, that dives.  The size of
    the lip determines the depth and angle of the dive.  This type swims about 3
    meters under the water's surface.
    
    Basic Crank Type F
    ------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Crankbait
    Colors: Wood
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 3/10 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A round-bodied lure with a lip, that dives.  The size of
    the lip determines the depth and angle of the dive.  This type swims about 0.5
    meters under the water's surface. (This lure cannot be lost.)
    
    Origin Shad Type F
    ------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Shad Plug
    Colors: Silver, Perch, Shad, BlueGill, or Kinkuro
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 8/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A hard lure with characteristics in between a minnow and
    a crankbait.  Ture lure floats upward if no action is taken.
    
    Origin Shad Type SP
    -------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Shad Plug
    Colors: Silver, Perch, Shad, BlueGill, or Kinkuro
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 8/25 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A hard lure with characteristics in between a minnow and
    a crankbait.  Ture lure floats upward if no action is taken.
    
    
    Origin Spinner TW 1/2 oz.
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Spinnerbait
    Colors: White, Chartreuse, Pink, Yellow & White, or Pink & White
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 1/2 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure with one or two rotation blades a rubber skirt,
    and jighead.  The blades rotate asit moves through the water, creating a noise
    
    Origin Swimbait
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Swimbait
    Colors: Trout, Kinkuro, Abogado, Pink, or Black
    Length: 7 inches
    Weight: 1 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A lure which can have a hard or soft body.  It's shaped
    like a fish, and moves like a real fish.
    
    Origin AK Jig
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Rubber Jig
    Colors: Black, Black & Blue, Black & Purple, Black & Brown, or Pearl White
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 1/2 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A jibhead with a rubber skirt. It's commonly dropped near
    obstacles, as it crawls to the bottom depths.
    
    Origin Metal
    ------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Metal Jig
    Colors: Silver or Gold
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A flat, metal lure used in deep areas.  It can be cast a
    great distance without being affected by the wind, due to its weight.
    
    Origin Spoon
    ------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Spoon
    Colors: Silver, Gold, or Red
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 5/8 oz.
    
    In Game Description: A metal lure shaped like the head of a spoon used in deep
    areas.  It can be cast a great distance without being affected by the wind,
    due to its weight.
    
    ----------------
    11.1.2 Soft Bait
    ----------------
    
    
    Origin Stick
    ------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Stickbait
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 1/10 oz.
    
    Rigs: No Sinker, Carolina, Down Shot, Florida, Jig Head, Spirit Shot, Texas,
          or Wacky
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure shaped like a long slender baitfish.  Its
    movement is random, and effective with free-falling and twitching techniques.
    
    Origin Paddle Tail
    ------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Paiddle Tail
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 3/10 oz.
    
    
    Rigs: Florida, Carolina, or Texas
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure with a paddle-shaped tail.  The flat tail
    vibrates quickly while moving through the water.
    
    Origin Straight Worm
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Straight Worm
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 6 inches
    Weight: 1/10 oz.
    
    Rigs: No Sinker, Carolina, Down Shot, Florida, Jig Head, Spirit Shot, Texas,
          or Wacky
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure shaped like an ordinary worm.  It's made of
    soft material and often used to crawl the bottom.
    
    Origin Tube
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Tube Worm
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 2 inches
    Weight: 1/5 oz.
    
    Rigs: Spirit Shot, Carolina, or Jighead
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure shaped like an ordinary worm.  It's made of
    soft material and often used to crawl the bottom.
    
    Origin Grub
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Grub
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 1/10 oz.
    
    Rigs: No Sinker, Carolina, Down Shot, Florida, Jig Head, Spirit Shot, or Texas
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure with a thick, short body and a big tail.  It
    creates ripples uder water or can be used on top water.
    
    Origin Reaper
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Reaper
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 3 inches
    Weight: 1/10 oz.
    
    Rigs: Spirit Shot, Jighead, or Down Shot
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure shaped like a leech.  It's made of soft
    material, effective for delicate actions.  Also called "leech".
    
    Origin Lizard
    -------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Lizard
    Colors: Black, Red, Watermelon, Chartreuse, or Pearl White
    Length: 4 inches
    Weight: 1/5 oz.
    
    Rigs: No sinker, Spirit Shot, Texas, Florida, or Carolina
    
    In Game Description: A soft lure shaped like a lizard or gecko.  It appears to
    swim or crawl along the lake's bottom.
    
    
    -----------
    11.1.3 Rigs
    -----------
    
    NOTE: The rigs alter the weights of the soft baits.  This table gives the weight
    of the lures in the various riggings:
    
                   Straight Worm  Grub  Stick  Reaper  Tube  Paddle Tail  Lizard
    No Sinker          1/10       1/10  1/10    N/A    N/A       N/A       1/5
    Carolina Rig       3/5        2/5   3/5     N/A    2/5      17/25      3/5
    Downshot Rig       1/5        1/5   1/5     1/5    N/A       N/A       N/A
    Florida Rig        2/5        2/5   2/5     N/A    N/A       3/10      2/5
    Jighead Rig        1/5        1/5   1/5     1/10   1/5       N/A       N/A
    Split Shot Rig     1/5        1/5   1/5     1/10   1/5       N/A       3/10
    Texas Rig          2/5        2/5   2/5     N/A    N/A       3/10      2/5
    Wacky Rig          1/10       N/A   1/10    N/A    N/A       N/A       N/A
    
    
    
    
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    11.2 Reels
    =========
    Type S Reel
    -----------
    Maker:  Origin Maker
    Category: Spinning
    Length: 8 inches
    Weight: 230 g.
    
    In Game Description: A reel commonly used with lures that are light or have
    lighter resistance in water. It has a weaker winding power that a bait-casting
    reel.
    
    Type C Reel
    -----------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Baitcasting
    Length: 6 inches
    Weight: 190 g.
    
    In Game Description: A reel commonly used with lures that are heavy or have
    higher resistance in water.  Line trouble often occurs, and should be of some
    concern.
    
    
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    11.3 Rods
    ========
    
    Origin Rod S-60[taper]-[power]
    ------------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Spinning
    Length: 6 feet
    Weight: 5 oz.
    
    It game category description: A spinning reel can be equipped on this rod.
    
    Available Rods:
    
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-UL
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-L
    Origin Rod S-60EXF-ML
    Origin Rod S-60F-UL
    Origin Rod S-60F-L
    Origin Rod S-60F-ML
    Origin Rod S-60F-M
    Origin Rod S-60F-MH
    Origin Rod S-60MF-L
    Origin Rod S-60MF-ML
    Origin Rod S-60MF-M
    Origin Rod S-60R-L
    Origin Rod S-60R-ML
    Origin Rod S-60R-M
    Origin Rod S-60R-MH
    
    
    Origin Rod C-65[taper]-[power]
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Spinning
    Length: 6 feet
    Weight: 5 oz.
    
    It game category description: A bait casting reel can be equipped on this rod.
    
    
    Available Rods:
    
    Origin Rod C-65EXF-ML
    Origin Rod C-65F-ML
    Origin Rod C-65F-M
    Origin Rod C-65F-MH
    Origin Rod C-65F-H
    Origin Rod C-65F-EXH
    Origin Rod C-65MF-M
    Origin Rod C-65MF-MH
    Origin Rod C-65MF-H
    Origin Rod C-65MF-EXH
    Origin Rod C-65R-L
    Origin Rod C-65R-M
    Origin Rod C-65R-MH
    Origin Rod C-65R-H
    Origin Rod C-65S-ML
    Origin Rod C-65S-M
    Origin Rod C-65S-MH
    Origin Rod C-65S-H
    Origin Rod C-65EXS-ML
    Origin Rod C-65EXS-M
    
    
    In Game Taper Descriptions:
    EXF: A rod with an extra fast taper that bends from the tip.
    F:   A rod with a fast taper that bends towards the tip.
    MF:  A rod with a medium taper that bends at the center.
    R:   A rod with a regular taper that bends throughout its length.
    S:   A rod with a slow taper that bends at the shart.
    EXS: A rod with an extra slow taper that bends from the shaft.
    
    In Game Power Descriptions:
    UL:  Its power is ultra light, and extremely flexible.
    L:   Its power is light, and flexible.
    ML:  Its power is medium light, and fairly flexible.
    M:   Its power is medium and fairly flexible.
    MH:  Its power is medium heavy, and somewhat inflexible.
    H:   Its power is heavy and stiff and inflexible.
    EXH: Its power is extra heavy and extremely inflexible.
    
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    11.4 Lines
    =========
    
    Origin Line N (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, or 30) lbs.
    --------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Nylon
    Length: 100 m.
    Thick: (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, or 30) lbs.
    
    In Game Description: A soft line that has higher stretch and good flexibility.
    It will absorb water, and doesn't last long.
    
    
    Origin Line FC (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20) lbs.
    --------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Fluourocarbon
    Length: 100 m.
    Thick: (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20) lbs.
    
    In Game Description: A tough and abrasive ristatant line that is low stretch
    and inflexible.  It's water resistant and will last a while.
    
    Origin Line PE (12, 16, 24, 28, or 30) lbs.
    ---------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: PE
    Length: 100 m.
    Thick: (12, 16, 24, 28, or 30) lbs.
    
    In Game Description: A fishin line of bundled fibers woven together in a
    braid.  Doesn't stretch much and is highly sensitive.  The line itslef floats
    in water, so a top water lure works well.
    
    
    =========
    11.5 Boats
    =========
    Origine Bass Boat 01
    --------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Bass Boat
    Colors: Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Gray with
            Aqua Stripes, White with Red Stripes, Black Camouflage, White
            Camouflage, Green Camouflage, Black with Red Stripes, Pink, or Aqua.
    Length: 19 feet
    Weight: 1495 lbs
    
    In Game Description: an easy to pilot boat, commonly used by serious
    professional anglers.
    
    
    Origine Aluminium VHAL01
    ------------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: VHAL
    Colors: Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Blue & Silver, Yellow & Silver, Red &
            Silver, Black & Silver, White, Khaki Camouflage, Green Camouflage,
            White Camouflage, Orange & Black, Pink, or Aqua & Silver.
    Length: 11 feet
    Weight: 154 lbs.
    
    In Game Description: An aluminum boat with a V-Shaped bow.  Its light weight
    keeps it from pressuring fish, but it is easily affected by waves.
    
    
    Origine Aluminium Jon01
    -----------------------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: JON Boat
    Colors: Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Navy Blue, Yellow, Orange, Black &
            Silver, White, Khaki Camouflage, Green Camouflage, White Camouflage,
            Orange & Black, Pink, or Aqua & Silver.
    Length: 13 feet
    Weight: 221 lbs.
    
    In Game Description: An aluminum boat with a square bow.  Its light weight
    keeps it from pressuring fish, but it is easily affected by waves.
    
    Rowboat
    --------
    Maker: Origin Maker
    Category: Handrow
    Colors: Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Gray, White,
            Khaki Camouflage, White Camouflage, Green Camouflage, Dark Cherry,
            Pink, or Aqua.
    Length: 13 feet
    Weight: 198 lbs.
    
    In Game Description: This boat must be rowed manually and it's often found in
    parks and small lakes.  Its difficult to row for long distancesand lits more
    suited to carefree wastes of time.
    
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    12. Fish Database
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    Smallmouth Bass
    ---------------
    Scientific Name: Micropterus Dolomieui
    Length: 14 inches
    
    In Game Description: Has a smaller mouth than the Largemouth Bass, and is
    characterized by vertical sports.  Its highly developed tail makes it stronger
    than a simialrly sized Largemouthed Bass. Prefers coller waters, is migratory,
    and eats in shoals.  Can reach 20 in. and 10 lbs.
    
    Northern Largemouth Bass
    ------------------------
    Scientific Name: Micropterus Salmoides
    Length: 15 Inches
    
    In Game Description: Has a black back and black spots running along the side
    of its body.  Predatory. Is a common target of lure fishing. Prefers water
    between 61-77 F. Weight can exceed 10 lbs.
    
    Florida Largemouth Bass
    -----------------------
    Scientific Name: Micropterus Salmoides
    Length: 16 Inches
    
    In Game Description: A subspecies of the Largemouth Bass.  Fishermen target it
    mainly for its size, which is greater than the Northern Large Mouthmouth Bass.
    Can grow to be 26 in. and exceed 20 lbs.
    
    Blue Gill
    ---------
    Scientific Name: Lepomis Macrochirus
    Length: 8 inches
    
    In Game Description: Aptly named, the Bluegill has dark-blue marking around
    its gills.  Lives in groups among coastal plants.  Eats aquatic vegetation and
    insects , plankton, and shrimp.  Grows to be 4 lbs. and 16 in.
    
    
    Rainbow Trout
    -------------
    Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus Mykiss
    Length: 16 inches.
    
    In Game Description: Has a rainbow-colored belt along its body.  lives mainly
    in rivers and cold lakes, with temperatures between 50-73 F.  East large fish,
    and is a target of lure fishermen.  Can grow to be 50 lbs.
    
    Carp
    ----
    Scientific Name: Cyprinus Carpio
    Length: 16 inches
    
    In Game Description: It characteristic feature is its 4 mustaches.  Is
    omnivorous, sometimes eating small fish when it reaches adult size can reach
    80 lbs and 48 in.
    
    Amur Catfish
    ------------
    Scientific Name: silurus Asotus
    Length: 20 inches
    
    In Game Description: Has a long body with a flat head and its characteristic
    "mustaches". Omivorous. May exceed 100 lbs.
    
    Blue Catfish
    ------------
    Scientific Name: Ictalurus Furcatus
    Length: 20 inches
    
    In Game Description: Similar to a catfish, but with a blue body.  It eats
    living fish, so it may respond to a lure.  Lives in clear stream waters with
    gravel or sandy beds. Usually reaches 60 lbs at 50 in. long, but may exceed
    100 lbs.
    
    Brown Trout
    -----------
    Scientific Name: Salmo Trutta
    Length: 18 inches
    
    In Game Description: Has a green/brow head and back, yellow/brown sides, and
    may feature cinnabar spots.  Fishermen value it for beauty and power.  It's a
    strong fighter, but slower than the rainbow trout.  Can reach 3 ft. at 30 lbs.
    
    Brook Trout
    -----------
    Scientific Name: Salvelinus Fontinalis
    Length: 18 inches
    
    In Game Description: its main features include a wavy body pattern when viewed
    from above, and violet sports along its sides.  lives in deep waters with high
    oxygen levels.  Can grow to be 18 in. long and 10 lbs.
    
    Channel Catfish
    ---------------
    Scientific Name: Ictalurus Puctatus
    Length: 18 inches
    
    In Game Description: Comes from the Mississippi river area.  The adult is
    mostly black, but younger fish may have black spots covering its body.  Also
    call the Spotted Catfish.  Eats dead fish on the river bed, so it may respond
    to smelly bait.  Can reach 50 in. and 60 lbs.
    
    Chain Pickerel
    --------------
    Scientific Name: Esox Niger
    Length: 16 inches
    
    In Game Description: Resembles the Northern Pike, bu has a long narrow body
    encircled by bright spots.  Smaller the the Pike, reaching 31 inches and 10
    lbs.
    
    Lake Trout
    ----------
    Scientific Name: Salvelinus Namaycush
    Length: 18 inches
    
    In Game Description:  Head and back are greenish brown. Side are light
    greenish brown or yellow brown.  Light spots cover its body.
    
    Muskellunge
    -----------
    Scientific Name: Esox Masuvinongy
    Length: 20 inches
    
    In Game Description: The largest member of the Pike group, this fish can grow
    to be 62 in. in length, and about 65 lbs. will attack and eat snakes,
    waterbirds and mice in addition to other fish.
    
    
    Northern Pike
    -------------
    Scientific Name: Esox Lucius
    Length: 20 inches
    
    In Game Description: This polar fish lives in the central US as well as
    throughout Canada and Alaska.  Its sharp teeth allow it to latch onto prey.
    Can reach 55 lbs. at 5ft. in length.
    
    Sauger
    ------
    Scientific Name: Sander Canadensis
    Length: 16 inches
    
    In Game Description: Lives in streams and river backwater with muddy or gravel
    beds.  Differs little from the Walley except for its smaller size.  Rarely
    found in lakes and ponds.  It lays its eggs in May and June.  can reach 25 in.
    and 8 lbs.
    
    Spotted Bass
    ------------
    Scientific Name: Dicentrarchus Punctatus
    Length: 12 inches
    
    In Game Description: Found in the Mississippi River.  Prefers areas of
    lflowing water like rivers and creeks.  Doesn't grow mych; can reach 24 in.
    and 8 lbs.
    
    Striped Bass
    ------------
    Scientific Name: Morone Saxctillis
    Length: 18 inches
    
    In Game Description: Similar to a bass, but has a silver body with 7-8 vivid
    black lines running its length.  Lives in fairly deep fresh and slalt water
    areas.  surprisingly, it chases bait day or night.  Can grow to 6 ft. and 120
    lbs.
    
    Walleye
    -------
    Scientific Name: Sander Vitreus
    Length: 14 inches
    
    In Game Description: A fresh water fish with a yellowish gold body and pearl-
    like eyes.  It is sensitive to light so hides during the day behind rocks and
    weeds.  Prefers cold water.  Can grow to be 25 lbs.
    
    Crappie
    -------
    Scientific Name:  Promoxis Annularis
    Length: 12 inches
    
    In Game Description: A popular game fish, and targetted by lure fishermen.
    Lives in waters around 59 F and isn't very active at low temperature or times
    of drastic temperture shift.  Can reach 12 in. and 5 lbs.
    
    Perch
    -----
    Scientific Name:  Perca Flavescens
    Length: 12 inches
    
    In Game Description: A freshwater fish which lives in cold waters.  Has
    beautiful features, but resembles the Sychri group more the the Lates.  Its
    body color changes to silver as it grows.  Can reach 14 lbs. in weight.
    
    
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    13. Help System
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    The in game help system, which can be called up by pressing Y in the Shop or
    Edit Tackle Menus or by selecting Help from the Lake Menu, lists several
    strategy tips and provides a glosssary of fishing terms.
    
    There will be an icon that reads "NEW" by any help items you haven't read yet.
    
    There are 14 topics under Basic, 15 under Fishing, 59 under Tackle, and 150
    under Terms.
    
    
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    14.  LEGAL
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    15. Contact Information
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    For suggestions and/or corrections for this guide please email:
    mystic.weirdo [at] gmail.com
    
    The most recent version of this guide will be on www.gamefaqs.com.
    Please check there before contacting me with additions/corrections.
    
    Please include PFC FAQ in the subject of any email regarding this
    FAQ.
    
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    16. References
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    If you're looking for more information these sites may be of interest.
    
    
    The Atlus USA Discussion Board
    > Pro Fishing Challenge
    http://p211.ezboard.com/fatlususadiscussionboardfrm40
    
    I found a recommendation for my favorite lure here in a post by Anon Indie.
    I also found the data used in calculating the per ounce credit value for the
    Brown trout in a post by Howard Dale.
    
    Outofthenight.org
    http://www.outofthenight.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=35
    
    Anon Indie has created lake maps that can be found here.  These are a lot better
    than the crude ones I produced for this guide.
    
    http://www.elgambo.com/fishing/
    
    There's a table of record fish here as well as a forum for one of the Xbox live
    communities.
    
    http://fishing.xbgl.com/
    Another site with a record table and forum.
    
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    17. Credits
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    Thanks go to the following:
    
    Opus Corp and Altus Inc. for bringing us this great game.
    
    The following sites for hosting this FAQ:
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